Discussion in 'Fly Tying' started by bitterroot, Sep 7, 2012.
Yup, soft hackles are my secret weapon up there when nothing else is working.
Someone once said"never say never" or something like that.
Nice flies. I have been away from the bench for the summer, but once the weather turns, I am looking forward to crankin out some flies. Soft hackles patterns are a good choice. One of my favorites too.
Agree Chad. Also a peacock herl and partridge soft hackle has saved the day for me many times, my biggest Cutthroat have all been taken on a orange and partridge. Great flies fished dead drift or on the swing
Had very good luck with this one this summer
Yes, that's a great fly!
I tie the nearly the same thing for low-water steelhead too:
Earlier I tied up some of the beadhead soft hackles and last night wanted to try something different. I wondered what a red wire bodied soft hackle would look like. Now to find out if it fishes different than the beadhead soft hackles. I used the red BR wire and it's a neat, small body.