Published Aug 6. 2017 - 11 months ago
Updated or edited Aug 7. 2017

Purple Soft Hackle

This Eric Stroup soft hackle fly pattern is an imitation for the Isonychia nymph. The fly is on the large side tied at a #8-14 size. I tie this using Laser Dubbing in the lavender and purple colors, but I implore you to use any gray to purple dubbing you may have.

I fish this fly as a dropper off of a dry fly through riffled waters and as a single fly in slower waters. ideally, it will sit just under the water surface and get hit hard by aggressively feeding trout.

Purple Soft Hackle Fly pattern Recipe

Hook: Mustad S82-3906B #8-14
Thread: Wine 8/0 (70 d)
Tail: Black hen hackle fibers
Rib: Silver oval tinsel or wire
Body: Purple or lavender
Thorax: Peacock herl
Hackle: Black hen hackle

Source: Common-Sense Fly Fishing: 7 Simple Lessons to Catch More Trout


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