Swap Soft Hackle swap

Chad Lewis

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Finally took a good look at the flies today. I was thinking from the pictures that I was gonna have a few favorites, but looking at them in person changed my mind. Great patterns, and the quality of the tying looks top shelf. Thanks a lot for a great swap.
 
Nice work Patrick! I'm glad you got out fishing and that my fly produced. When I started entering swap I was concerned that my patterns wouldn't be up to snuff and people would either throw them away or they wouldn't work. It feels good to know that some things are producing.
 
Nice work Patrick! I'm glad you got out fishing and that my fly produced. When I started entering swap I was concerned that my patterns wouldn't be up to snuff and people would either throw them away or they wouldn't work. It feels good to know that some things are producing.
It a good fly for a number of reasons. First it just looks buggy. Second, the CDC gives it some buoyancy so when you use it with a sinking line it floats higher than the line, and stays off the bottom slime.
 
So it's "fake cdc" It's called Henry's Fork Hackle, which I liken to synthetic CDC yarn. This could be down with CDC in a dubbing loop, palmered as ScottP did the CDC and elk SBS. I like the stuff, super easy to use, but it is a bit spendy and only comes in a couple of colors.
 
That's the stuff! I didn't realize it was natural CDC and the fly shop only had 3 colors so I thought that was all they made. Thanks Patrick. I really like the stuff. Super buggy and easy to use. I used the tan/ginger on that pattern.
 

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