Tunghead Soft Hackle Pheasant Tail- The Pheasant Tail Nymph is a standard go-to nymph on most any river in the country. It imitates many mayflies, particularly Baetis. Guides all over swear by soft hackle patterns because they work. Add some soft hackle for movement and a tungsten bead to get it down quickly and this little nymph becomes a monster. This pattern is a wonderful dropper when the hatch is on. Color: Natural. Sizes: 12, 14, 16.