Micro Pheasant Tail. With the approaching opening of trout season, everyone is getting busy at the vice. Networks are full of proudly lined up armies of nymphs, neat and colorful.

Stocking up in pheasant tails is probably a good idea. Since the days of Frank Sawyer, no one really came up with something as universally valid. In this version, Tightline emphasizes the techniques you need to go micro. That is, 22 hooks. Maybe you’re at ease with these, but for me they are a real pain. And this video will help. Each step is minimal. Focus is on a clear hook eye and neat cuts of the material. As always, masterful clarity, and everything looks so easy…

And if you haven’t seen that, I found a video of Sawyer himself tying a PT and a dry. Quite old school !