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A special feature at this week's meeting will be a draw and auction for tickets to Edmonton National Conservation Dinner in Support of Trout Unlimited Canada


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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