The feathers from the head of the Golden Pheasant have a long tradition in fly tying and are still used today for a variety of patterns due to their black tips. A high quality, natural tying material by Veniard!
The Veniard Golden Pheasant feathers have two very unique aspects: on the one hand, the black-colored tips create a nice contrast and on the other hand, they are not too soft, which helps preserve the volume of your patterns in the water. Probably the most famous dry fly pattern, which features a Golden Pheasant tail is the Royal Coachman. Golden Pheasant feathers with the black tips are also common in wet flies and many Salmon flies (such as Ally's Shrimp). These feathers are also welcome as wings on many patterns for Salmon fishing due to their perfect symmetry. In shrimp patterns, when bound in small bunches make great eye imitations.
With a whole head, you are well prepared to tie many, many patterns and you can always choose the perfect length for the fly you’re tying. A timeless tying material that should not be missing in any well-stocked collection!