Royal Pheasant Tail (variant)

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Royal Pheasant Tail (variant)

Post by letumgo » Sat Jul 30, 2022 3:27 pm

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Royal Pheasant Tail Nymph (variant)
Hook - Curved Scud (Size 12)
Thread - 8/0 UNI-Thread (Red)
Hackle - Hungarian Partridge (Natural/Gray Phase)
Thorax - Peacock Herl (Five Strands/Natural)
Abdomen/Tail - Ringneck Pheasant Tail (Red)
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This is the pattern I tyed for the swap Ron is hosting. (Thanks for hosting Ron!)
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Re: Royal Pheasant Tail (variant)

Post by Partsman » Sat Jul 30, 2022 7:17 pm

Beautiful Ray, thanks for a great sbs.
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Re: Royal Pheasant Tail (variant)

Post by DOUGSDEN » Sun Jul 31, 2022 9:56 pm

Excellent Tutorial Ray! So well edited and "put together"! The end product is not bad either! Lol!
I can't wait to get one of these in my hands! I am really looking forward to this upcoming swap! Viva L'Peacock!
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Re: Royal Pheasant Tail (variant)

Post by jcwillow777 » Mon Aug 01, 2022 6:43 am

Beautifully tied and an excellent tutorial Ray! But then, you always do excellent tutorials.
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Re: Royal Pheasant Tail (variant)

Post by Ron Eagle Elk » Mon Aug 01, 2022 10:17 am

Very nice SBS, Ray. You do set the bar high. I like using the working thread for the rib. Method to the madness.
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Re: Royal Pheasant Tail (variant)

Post by letumgo » Mon Aug 01, 2022 12:00 pm

Thanks guys. I've gotten in the habit of photographing my sets, whenever we have swaps. I just capture each step with my cell phone, then upload to Google Images for sharing.

Ron - I am especially fond of reinforcing herl by counter wrapping with the tying thread. It gives a very durable body. I was able to counter wrap both the abdomen and throax region with the forward wraps.

One of the things I learned when wrapping the peacock herl was to pinch it firmly in my fingers when making the wraps backwards. By maintaining the firm pinch on the fibers, each wrap increased the twist of the bundle ensuring the peacock herl strands formed a nice body (no loose strands). I'm going to use this technique more often in the future.
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