Published Jul 18. 2017 - 5 years ago

Dick Winter's Black Drake Soft Hackle

Dick Winter's Black Drake Soft Hackle is tied using a maroon or brown body ribbed with contrasting gray mono-cord ribbing. The fly is part of a life-cycle series and based on Polly Rosborough patterns. Dick and Polly were partners in a fly tying business in the 1970's working together closely. Dick's patterns balance simplicity and realism. Being a commercial fly tyer, simple patterns were preferred especially when several dozens are required to be tied in an afternoon.

Black Drake Soft Hackle Fly Pattern
Hook: Mustad R50 #10-12
Thread: Dark brown 8/0
Tail: White neck hackle fibers
Body: Brown or maroon wool
Rib: Gray mono-cord or silver oval tinsel
Thorax: Peacock herl
Collar: White or cream hen hackle


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