I couldn't help but offer another fly of the month once I saw this exceptional video. Tim Flager provides detailed instructions on tying a fly that is half pheasant tail nymph and half bead head hare's ear nymph. This pattern is very easy to tie and works exceptionally well.
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I like the look of flies tied on this style of hook, but have much better success hooking and hanging onto fish tied on standard scud or nymph hooks. Nice fly though, and I tie my PTs this way if I'm not tying in legs or a soft hackle.
I gotta say...I feel pretty dumb! After watching this video again, it totally shows you the "standard" PT w/ the peacock herl right in the beginning! Somehow I missed that the first time. I seriously have tied every single PT I've ever used w/ hair's ear!
I'm not quite sure your tying of the wing case is unique. As already stated the original pheasant tail is tied the same way. Also Davie Mcphail ties and has been tying a pheasant tail with hares ear thorax for some time. Well I guess its just another case of great minds thinking of the same thing. .
This is the original and you can see it much clearer.