I got this idea from watching Hans' SBS http://www.washingtonflyfishing.com/forum/index.php?threads/video-iron-blue-dun.85421/ I've wanted to try tying a soft hackle with the feather fibers wrapped through the peacock thorax. I used his technique of tying in the hackle feather first to accomplish the effect. His fly, of course, looks much better than mine but I do like attaching the feather first and wrapping in to the rear through the thorax area. I don't know if it will make any difference to the fish but it certainly is a tying option. I used a wool material we call John's Green for the body. It is very effective for my soft hackle patterns. You'll notice the color of the wool is not green. Well, John is color blind and it looks green to him so the name for the wool dubbing became an inside joke and we've never called it anything else.