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Pheasant Tail & Hoglouse

2 for the price of 1. Davie ties up 2 flies on this video, a Pheasant Tail Nymph(PTN) and a nice little scud pattern called the Hoglouse. This version of the PTN isn’t my favorite, but it’s a respectable tie. I like to finish mine off with a few legs underneath and tied at the head. Great flies, thanks for the bonus Davie.

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More video from Riseform Studio

As promised, Riseform has published more content for us fly tyers to consume.  The second pattern is J.C.’s Black Bead Stonefly by John Collins. Finally a worthy use for all those dollar store beads I bought so long ago.  Here we are with a nice little winter stonefly pattern. I’ve often seen these in the early spring hatching on the western streams.


J.C.’s Black Bead Stonefly

Hook: Dai-Riki 285 curved nymph sizes 18 – 20
Thread: 8/0 Black
Abdomen: 5 Black size #15 round glass beads
Tail: 2 Dark Moose Body Hairs
Wing Pads: Black Domestic Turkey Feather
Thorax: Black Rabbit Dubbing
Legs: Black Ring Neck Pheasant Head Feather