Hot Spot Pheasant Tail


The bright thorax may help fish focus on this variation of the traditional Pheasant Tail "Hot spots" such as this bright thorax may not be as unnatural as they might appear. For more on this subject, see the article Hot Spots.


Can be tied with or without a beadhead. Vary the size to match different insect species.

How to Fish

In rivers, the fly can be presented near the surface, but it is usually most productive when fished near the bottom on a dead drift with the trout indicator or tight line presentations.

On lakes, use an intermediate line and a slow retrieve.

HOOK: Mustad 9671, sizes 8-20


TAIL: Four pheasant tail fibers

RIB: Fine copper wire

BODY: Pheasant tail fibers wrapped on hook

THORAX: Orange or chartreuse Haretron or sparkle dubbing

WINGCASE: Pheasant tail fibers pulled over the thorax