Saturday, January 11, 2014

Ringneck Pheasant

  As any fly fisherman can attest, the Ringnecked Pheasant is a bird that has contributed greatly to the world of fly tying.  This little fowl's feather can be used for everything from dry flies to the midges and nymphs that are a constant in any anglers fly box.
  As you spend the next few months tying flies to replenish your supply for the upcoming spring, remember this little bird and all it has to offer.
  And for you looking for simple flies - here are a few #14 Soft Hackles.  Enjoy.

7 comments:

Mark Kautz-Shoreman said...

Now that I think about it, it's one of the animals I haven't seen on the property. Lucky Pheasant.

Mel Moore (Pond Stalker) said...

Well, Joel, I love me some Soft Hackle patterns and tying with all the assorted feathers from the Ringneck Pheasant. Excellent drawing and some very fishy looking soft hackles.

riverwalker34 said...

Very nice flies. I have a dried pheasant in my closet and it still drops salt al over my tying stuff. We had one for about a year and he disappeared on us.

Kevin Frank said...

Very nice Joel. They are so neat and tidy. You must be well organized.

Brk Trt said...

Killer patterns.
Well done.

Joel D said...

Mark - lucky indeed. My buddy's cleared out a bunch of beavers from his land I can't wait to get one of the hides - nothing beats natural materials.
Mel - they are effective and tge pheasant is an endless supplier of great feathers.
River34 - Ive got a squirrel tail doing th e same thing.
Kevin - my wife is sure to start laughing at that comment. I got you all fooled.
Brk Trt - next ones will have an orange body for those brookies we all love.

Memaw said...

Good job on the art work Joel I enjoy all your work