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  1. Fly Tying
    I'm getting quite frustrated with my soft hackles. I have to say, Hans Weilenmann and Davey McPhail make it look easy. Anyway, every time I try to wrap my partridge feathers, they're quite webby, and don't work well at all. Am I just using crummy feathers, or the wrong ones, maybe? Any...
  2. Fly Tying
    Hello tyers. Objective is to fill a soft hackle box one side reserved in color and flash. And the other on the gawdy side. So if anyone would like to swap soft hackles my suggestion would be as follows. 4 total fly's per tyer in swap. Two patterns one pattern reserved/earthtone think naturals...
  3. Fly Tying
    For Sale on Classifieds.
  4. Classifieds
    CLOSED - A new batch will be posted soon. Prices reduced and flat rate shipping of $5 for any quantity. PM me and include item number(s) you want. No need to respond in the thread. I'll check PM's and update status of items available frequently. Thanks for looking. Photos are available at...
  5. Fly Tying
    Danish tyer Michael Jensen's seatrout fly. Original had a floss(?) body; changed things up a bit just for something different. hook - Mustad 79580 #6 thread - UTC 140 burnt orange tail - fox squirrel tail rear body - tinsel copper front body - brassie wire copper hackle - fox squirrel tail...
  6. Fly Tying
    Hi all, I was wondering if anyone had any good advice on how to straighten out hackle tips that have been curved &/or twisted while sitting in the original packaging? I know most hackle tips have a slight set curve from when they were growing on the bird but it seems like after going...
  7. Classifieds
    Syl Nemes, The Soft-Hackled Fly, autographed, hardback, 2nd edition- great shape $40 plus shipping Black Spey Cape- 95% of the feathers are intact- $30 plus shipping SOLD
  8. Fly Tying
    First cut; more of a look at a different wing material - the rib will be omitted next time and the wing will get a darker dye job. Tied here as a green drake/flav; change color/size to suit your needs. hook - Dai Riki 135 #12 thread - Danville 6/0 olive core - 10lb mono tail - moose body rib -...
  9. General Forum
    So, for whatever reason, I've mostly ignored soft hackle flies for my PNW trout fishing. No idea why, but I've either been dry or nymph for almost all of my fishing. In an effort to change that, who has some soft hackle suggestions for me? Mostly just small cascade creek fishing. But even...
  10. Classifieds
    SOLD I have Whiting saddles and capes that I am moving along to trade for a Orvis bamboo or vise. I have more than I could ever use and figured someone else could appreciate them. I have quite a few vintage Whiting Hoffman saddles but here are some Capes I'm moving first. Just let me know if...
  11. Fly Tying
    I just picked up a decent looking furnace saddle a couple days ago and I'm looking for some suggestions as to what to do with it. I typically use furnace for stimulators (I tie a lot of them), but not much else. Any good pattern ideas?
  12. Fly Tying
    This is a super easy fly to tie. 2 materials and nymph hook is all you need. I've swiped out the traditional floss/thread for from Lagartun mini-flatbraid. This will increase durability and give it a little extras shine/flash.
  13. Classifieds
    I had previously posted a bundle of hackle for sale as a package deal - after getting several request to sell the hackle individually - I decided to do it. This hackle came from my late uncle, I will try to describe the hackle the best I can based on the package it is in. If a particular...
  14. Classifieds
    Selling Darby minor hackles business $15,000.00 business comes with feeders incubators chickens. Serious inquiries please. 406-529-0007 call or text.
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