Sulphur Pheasant Tail Soft Hackle – John Collins

John Collins tied up this beautiful Sulphur Pheasant Tail Soft Hackle and it grabbed my attention. I chatted with John about this fly a bit. Here are some interesting features about this fly that John mentioned.

*The Partridge is a custom dye from a friend of John’s.
*The Tail is a Teeny Nymph dyed Pheasant Tail from Jim Teeny Inc.
*It’s difficult to find this bright of yellow pheasant tail. You can find yellow, but it isn’t nearly as bright. What John uses here is from Jim Teeny. You may be able to find them on their website, but John thinks they might be discontinued.
So if they are and you want to achieve this yellow, John said you would need a buff pheasant tail which are basically tannish to white pheasant tail, without the barring, and dye it yourself.

John says, “This one should definitely get things stirred up, when the time is right.”

Sulphur Pheasant Tail Soft Hackle #14

Materials list:
Hook: Wet fly hook
Thread: Orange
Ribbing: Fluorescent orange Ultra Wire
Abdomen: Dyed Bright Yellow Pheasant Tail Fibers
Dubbing Ball: Senyo’s Laser Hair dubbing (right before the hackle)
Hackle:, Dyed Sulphur Yellow, Hungarian Partridge


Filed under Soft Hackles, Trout flies

2 Responses to Sulphur Pheasant Tail Soft Hackle – John Collins

  1. Matt Grobert

    Great post, Paul. I tie with John and fish with him often, he is a good friend and one of the most passionate fly tyers and fishermen I know. And better yet, he shares what he knows freely. He’s a throw-back in the very best sense of the word. Matt