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Soft Hackle Flys

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Soft Hackle Flys

 

Presenter: Dennis Southwick

 

Pattern: Partridge and Green

Hook: #14 dry fly, straight eye

Thread: Green or olive 8/0

Body: Green embroidery thread or Pearsall's silk (also glitter thread)

Thorax: Arizona peacock dubbing

Under wing: White Antron (less than 10 strands if possible)

Wing: Partridge

 

Pattern: Purple and Snipe

Hook: #14 dry fly, straight eye

Body: Purple Pearsall's silk thread

Wing: Snipe

 

Comment: Dennis will discuss soft hackles, feathers (he will bring in assorted types) and where to find the. He'll bring in several of his source books and show different methods of tying hackle to hook. He'll also discuss fishing soft hackles in general and then tie an old classic and one of his own "Dennisized" creations.

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