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Red Butt

Hook: 16-10 Nymph
Thread: 8/0 Black
Tag: Bright red yarn
Body: Pheasant tail
Rib: Medium flat gold tinsel
Wingcase: Pheasant tail
Thorax: Peacock herl.
Gills: White ostrich herl

Tying Instructions:

  • Tie in bright red yarn at bend of hook for tag. Make a few wraps then tie off.
  • Tie in medium flat gold tinsel for ribbing.
  • Tie in a few strands of pheasant tail and wrap them forward, 3/4 way up hook shank. Don't trim the excess butts from the pheasant tail body. The butt section will be used to form the wingcase.
  • Wrap medium flat gold ribbing over the pheasant tail, and secure with thread.
  • Pull pheasant tail butts back towards eye of hook. And tie in 2 strands of peacock herl, make 2 or 3 wraps and secure with thread..
  • Tie in white ostrich herl and make approximately 2 wraps, then secure it with thread.
  • Pull pheasant tail butts over the peacock herl and ostrich herl to form the wingcase. Tie the pheasant down with thread, trim off excess butts, whip finish, and head cement.

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