"The Soft Hackle Mercury Pheasant Tail is a nifty little soft hackle that mimics emerging mayflies during the height of a hatch.
The soft hackle (partridge) and the fluffy peacock herl thorax breath life while the silver-lined glass bead adds a “dash of flash” that helps separate it from the crowd.
The “mercury bead” mimics the highly reflective area of trapped gas in the thorax during emergence which becomes a “trigger” to nearby fish.
The Soft Hackle Mercury Pheasant Tail can be fished underneath a strike indicator or presented down and across with traditional wet-fly tactics.
The Soft Hackle Mercury Pheasant Tail is a nice addition to the Mercury series."
- Signature Tyer Pat Dorsey