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Green drake wet/soft hackle?

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Noticed that I couldn't really find any patterns on here or google unless I missed something.

Anyone have a good'un they're willing to share?

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Looks deadly!

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Jim Bashline wrote in article, probably in the 1970s or so, that the old timers used big Cahill wet flies.

I tried this and caught some trout. Not a lot, but some.

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If you type "green drake soft hackle" into the search box on Google and than go to the images found you will find a multitude of photos of green drake soft hackle flies. The sky is the limit. Plenty of opportunity to tweak one a little bit to suit yourself or your tying style and it might just be the ticket for you.

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Thanks all.

DC, my concern was that those were mostly for the western GD and hence maybe not a good imitation. But I don't know much about their differences or lack thereof, so maybe it doesn't matter.

Eunan, looks like a good one, thanks.

Just not sure what to best fish subsurface for them.

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Find a picture of a green drake that's hatched on the east coast and tie one based on that.

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Beadhead's link - there's a cool lookin one

http://www.flytyingforum.com/pattern4292.html

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Not a real soft hackle but I would think the venerable Picket Pin would be deadly, especially weighted.

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Quote:

Van_Cleaver wrote:
Not a real soft hackle but I would think the venerable Picket Pin would be deadly, especially weighted.


I like this ^^. A picket pinn with bleached peacock herl, grizzly hackle and a barred deer hail downwing, with a lonnng ginger saddle tail for a trailing shuck.

Yes....I may try that.

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I like where the ideas are going here...

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FlyFishers Paradise sells a green drake wet. You could use this for a model.

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That Bashline thing with the big Light Cahill wets may have (probably did) come from Art Flick's little hatch book, the name of which escapes me at present. Flick recommended fishing a large Light Cahill wet tied on a 1XL or 2XL hook (IIRC). I think he recommended the fly be strip retrieved. I once tried this during a flush Drake Hatch on Young Womans and it worked like a charm. Boom Boom Boom. One fish after another. Then, just as a control, I switched to a loud streamer like a Mickey Finn or a bright yellow marabou. Boom Boom Boom. One fish after another.

Then I went back to fishing on top to risers with a #14 elk hair caddis.

I decided my findings on the efficacy of a large Light Cahill wet during the Green Drake hatch were inconclusive...

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