Published Apr 9. 2021 - 1 month ago
Updated or edited Apr 12. 2021

Soft Hackle Dry Fly

This is a really interesting dry fly that ive tied quite a few times for a customer of mine named Andrew. Very nice fellow, and this is one of his go to patterns that catches him tons of brown trout. The CDC tuff keeps this on top of the water, and im guessing it looks like a struggling spider. However I don't know exactly. It seems to work wonders for him. I did not come up with this pattern, I believe its one commonly used in Europe somewhere. However I had no problem tying it for him when he asked me to. He goes out to Ireland and fishes there regularly, and would stock his box up at a fly shop out there. However since Covid, he has not had a chance to go visit in a while. So I provide him with the flies he has confidence in. Very interesting pattern, one I will have to give a go with next time im out trout fishing. He fishes up in Connecticut and the surrounding area up there.

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Here is the list of materials I used on this fly.
Hook: Risen barbless 100 (Size 14) - https://www.risenfly.com/collections/hooks/products/barbless-dry-fly-100
Thread: Veevus 10/0 (Brown) - https://amzn.to/3us4lP5
Tail: Bleached pheasant tail - https://amzn.to/3sXKreD
abdomen: UV2 Fine and Dry (March Brown) - https://amzn.to/3mrxSWd
Hackle: Whiting Saddle (Natural Brown/size 16) - https://amzn.to/3rPZUvO
Wing: CDC Puff (Cream) - https://amzn.to/3unuv5q
Soft Hackle: Hungarian Partridge - https://amzn.to/3cUYwDV
Head Cement: Loon Water Based Head Cement - https://amzn.to/3cSu2m6

Tools.....
Vise: Renzetti Traveler - https://amzn.to/2t2FFmo
Bobbin: Stonfo Bobtec - https://amzn.to/2YWOf39
Scissors: Risen Mitton - https://www.risenfly.com/collections/fly-tying-tools-and-accessories/products/spring-assist-scissors
Bodkin - Pin Vise - https://amzn.to/2EQYQ4S
Whip finisher: Dr. Slick brass - https://amzn.to/2tGYwDW
Fly Tying Bench: Oasis Walnut Compact Bench - https://www.oasisbenches.com/oasis-benches/compact-bench/

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