April 24, 2019

Sparkle Pheasant

Sparkle Pheasant

Hook: #10 scud/caddis hook
Thread: Veevus 12/0, red
Hackle (legs): Pheasant shoulder
Thorax: Semperfli dark brown Straggle String
Abd: pheasant tail
rib: gold wire, small
tag: gold wire, small

This fly has some action as well as some flash. I fish it upstream with a dead drift.


Coming up... another rod review!


  1. Another nice tie Tom. Tore my casting arm rotator cuff so no fishing for awhile.

    1. Sorry about your shoulder, Bill. Rotator cuffs can take a while to heal. The fish will still be there when you can finally get out, though. Take time to heal!

    2. Well they want to do joint replacement. :-/

  2. Hey Tom, I have been following you on youtube for a while and really enjoy the videos. And since I hadn't seen anything new for while, I popped over to check on you and what an amazing fly! I can't wait to try it out. Just started (again) to tie my own flies and having a blast! Do you have any videos on flies that you have tied?Thanks for all you do, it is really appreciated.


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