Flashback Pheasant Tail Softhackle (sorta) SBS

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Flashback Pheasant Tail Softhackle (sorta) SBS

Post by ScottP » Thu Apr 09, 2015 8:02 am

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Saw this somewhere; tied it, tried it, embraced it. Simple and fast, the ostrich hackle is easy to work with especially for smaller flies (you could easily take this down to a #20). Bead head or weight is optional but I like to fish this as an emerger.

hook - Tiemco 3769 #16
thread - UTC 70 woodduck
Tail/body - Pheasant tail fibers
rib - UTC wire x-small copper
flashback - mylar tinsel medium holo-copper
softhackle - ostrich ginger/gold


Mash down barb and attach thread at 75% mark; tie in copper wire and wrap back to point above barb

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measure a few pheasant tail fibers (shank length) and tie in; wrap forward to 75% mark

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fold fibers back and tie down

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tie in tinsel and continue wrapping back to tail tie-in

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move thread back to 75% mark, wrap pheasant fibers forward and tie off

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pull tinsel forward over top

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spiral wire rib forward, tie off and helicopter wire

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tie in ostrich herl

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wet fingers, stroke fibers back while wrapping

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half hitch x2 and SHHAN

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Scott
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Re: Flashback Pheasant Tail Softhackle (sorta) SBS

Post by William Anderson » Thu Apr 09, 2015 11:46 am

Scott, I love the simplicity of this. Lots of effect for such a simple construction.
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Re: Flashback Pheasant Tail Softhackle (sorta) SBS

Post by letumgo » Thu Apr 09, 2015 12:05 pm

Very efficient tying. Quick, beautiful, and definitely fishy! What more could you ask for.

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