Saturday, January 15, 2011

Ben Turpin ties his Bead Head Pheasant Tail Nymph

Filmed at International Fly Tiers Symposium here's Ben Turpin ties his Bead Head Pheasant Tail Nymph

Ben Turpin is a guide and rod builder based on the Delaware River system.  He guides in PA, NJ and NY.  He's turned his 20 years of year-round fly fishing obsession in to Ben Turpin Custom Rod Building and Guide Service, established in 1997. Ben offers guided fly fishing trips in the scenic Pocono Mountains, Delaware River (East, West & Main) and Northwest New Jersey.

Ben's Bead Head PT

Size – 16 - 18 Scud Hook
Thread – 8/0 or 6/0 Brown
Head – 5/64 Copper Bead
Body – Pheasant Tail Fibers
Tail – Pheasant Tail Fibers

Another variation of the beloved Pheasant Tail nymph it's a sure winner. I like it for that an it follows the K.I.S.S. rule. So here is Bed tying his Bead Head Pheasant Tail enjoy.


  1. I love a good fly tying video. This one is about one of my favorites to tie and to fish!

  2. Lou, thanks for this great KISS video on the Bead Head Pheasant Tail, between this and your cooper bug, I am almost set for another year on the South Branch. How about a nice KISS hare's Ear? Keep up the great posts. Donato

  3. Great tie! Knocked out a bunch of these last week using orange thread to add in a hot spot (see the pics at Thanks Fly and Fin for sharing and Ben for the inspiration. You have a new follower.