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 http://www.jimteeny.com, 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
Hook: Wet fly hook
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