Published Feb 5. 2012 - 9 years ago
Updated or edited Feb 5. 2012

Soft hackle wet w/split thread rib

A very simple and beautiful soft hackle wet fly with a dubbed split thread rib and thorax.

Martin Joergensen


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Jan, I can answer...


I can answer that. Hans uses electronics clips, which are normally used to grab on to wires when you are measuring electronic circuits. They are available in Radio Schack and similar electronics stores and you usually get at least 10 for the price of one cheap hackle plier. And in happy colors!

Look for Mini-clips, Test Clips, Mini-grabbers, Jumper grabbers, Mini Hook Clips (yes, they go by many names!).


Hi Hans or anybody w...

Hi Hans or anybody who can answer my question!

First, fine tying and nice fly, thanks.
What kind of hackle plier is used here, seems to work great with such small feathers?

All the best



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