Cove's Pheasant Tail

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nfrechet
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Cove's Pheasant Tail

Post by nfrechet » Mon Jul 26, 2021 6:39 am

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Cove's Pheasant Tail

Hook - Tiemco 2457, 2487 (or equivalent),
Mustad S80-3906, S82-3906B (or equivalent), size 10-18
Thread - Black
Rib - Gold or copper Wire
Body - Pheasant tail fibers
Thorax - Gray dubbing
Wing case - Pheasant tail fibers
Legs - Pheasant tail fiber tips from wing case and pulled back

May be tied without legs
May be tied weighted with lead/lead free wire

Originated by Arthur Cove
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Re: Cove's Pheasant Tail

Post by Ron Eagle Elk » Mon Jul 26, 2021 7:38 am

When I think of how many times I would have to try and get those legs right for each and every fly, I'd be tying them legless. Another flawless dressing, Norm.
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Re: Cove's Pheasant Tail

Post by RickA » Mon Jul 26, 2021 7:51 am

I was going to say the same thing, REE!
Nice legwork, Norm.
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Re: Cove's Pheasant Tail

Post by letumgo » Mon Jul 26, 2021 3:12 pm

Fantastic dressing Norm. Surgical precision. Fishy perfection. ;)
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Re: Cove's Pheasant Tail

Post by nfrechet » Wed Jul 28, 2021 8:35 am

i tie the tips of the pheasant tail fibers over the eye of the hook and the separate them on each side and tie them down
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Re: Cove's Pheasant Tail

Post by joaniebo » Sat Jul 31, 2021 8:23 pm

Some of the CPTs I did awhile back plus a pic from his book.
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Re: Cove's Pheasant Tail

Post by Fishnkilts » Sun Aug 01, 2021 7:28 pm

+1. I like the looks of the grey thorax, it gives the fly some real character.
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