Fly tyers in this country seem to shy away from the pheasant. One exception was Jack Gartside. That man loved the pheasant and many of his patterns featured feathers from the rooster. The Japanese are fanciers of the pheasant. You can find examples of their Kebari flies that feature pheasant. The old North Country spider patterns do not show a preference for pheasant, but many other types of game birds take top billing.