The toughest part was stripping the pheasant tail to wrap as hackle. Ed Ward apparently uses a razor to split and strip the tail. I found an easier way was to soak the pheasant tail in water for several hours ahead of tying. Grip one side of the fibers and hold the tip of the stem firmly. Pull down on the fiber side slowly and steadily. You end up with a pithy ( spl??) membrane and all the fibers attached to the membrane, makes for an easier job winding it as hackle.
If you need the pattern it is in the winter issue 2002 of Fish&Fly Magazine on page 73
Have fun, I think this one will be worth the effort of 30- 45 minutes on the vise.
Tight Lines and Screaming Reels!!!