9th St. Pheasant & Starling

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9th St. Pheasant & Starling

Post by Roadkill » Mon Aug 14, 2017 11:06 am

Just over a week ago I was tying flies at the 2017 FFI International Fly Fishing Fair in Livingston Montana. A discussion over the vise with another tyer about the Yellowstone rIver lead to a fly that worked well for him the evening before under the 9th Street Bridge. He had been using a Pheasant Tail Nymph. So I decided to tie up a new PT soft hackle at the show to try along with some AP pheasant tails.

Hook- Dai Riki 070 #16
Thread-UTC 70 Rusty Brown
Tail and Body- Pheasant Tail
Rib- UTC small silver wire
Hackle- Starling

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Re: 9th St. Pheasant & Starling

Post by tie2fish » Mon Aug 14, 2017 1:21 pm

I'm not normally a fan of bright, shiny hooks, but this one looks just right for some reason. Great idea Mr. Bill and very nicely tied.
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Re: 9th St. Pheasant & Starling

Post by letumgo » Mon Aug 14, 2017 4:48 pm

Very nice! I like the proportions, color scheme (PT & S are a great combo) and durability. Looks like a "workhorse" pattern (sincere compliment).
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