Pheasant Tail Fly Fisherman - March 16, 2012 Pheasant Tail Recipe: Hook: TMC 100SP-Bl #14-20 Thread: 8/0 Rusty Brown Rib: Fine Copper Wire Tail, abdomen, wingcase, legs: Natural Pheasant Tail Fibers Thorax: Peacock Herl Step 1Start the thread at the 70 % point and tie in a piece of fine copper wire. Wrap back over the wire to the bend of the hook.Step 2Even the tips of four pheasant tail fibers and tie them in with one wrap of thread at the bend of the hook. The tails should be about 2/3rds of a shank length long.Step 3Lift the butt ends of the pheasant tail fibers up and out of the way while you wrap the thread forward to the 70% point, forming a tapered underbody.Step 4Wrap the pheasant tail fibers forward to the starting point and tie them off on the top of the hook.Step 5Spiral wrap the wire forward over the abdomen to the starting point, Tie off and clip the wire.Step 6Fold the butt ends of the pheasant tail fibers back over the front of the abdomen and tie them down so they overlap back to the sixty percent point.Step 7Tie in a small bunch of peacock herl behind the eye and wrap back over it to the base of the wingcase.Step 8Wrap the peacock forward to just behind the eye. Tie off and trim the herl.Step 9Fold the pheasant tail fibers forward over the peacock thorax and tie them down behind the eye.Step 10Pull one strand of pheasant tail back on the each side of the hook and bind them in place with two turns of thread.Step 11Break off the remaining two strands of pheasant tail, build a smooth head over the butt end and whip finish the thread.Step 12Clip the legs so they are just a touch longer than the wingcase. Get Your Fish On. Plan your next fishing and boating adventure here.