two pheasant’s tail

it’s beautiful ! sawyer's pheasant tail

first up Frank Sawyer, creator of the daddy of all fly fishing nymphs, the Pheasant Tail Nymph. filmed in the ’50’s, this is the only recording left of him tying.

and this contemporary version by Davie McPhail

we’ll notice that the modern day tier at least had the decency to wash his hands before putting them in front of the camera. otherwise, the flies are pretty much the same. enjoy !

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