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Re: Soft Hackles

2006/9/28 14:40
From Philadelphia
Posts: 11
I usually put a bit of sink paste on the fly, cast a bit up stream and mend through the drift. This way it does double duty as a drifting bug under the surface and as an emerger as it swings around and begins to rise. I watch the end of the line carefullly as it's drifting as the take is usually very soft. when it begins to rise they really hammer it.

Posted on: 2007/8/31 15:19

Re: Soft Hackles

2006/9/9 22:43
From Delaware Co.
Posts: 653

Posted on: 2007/10/3 14:39

Re: Soft Hackles

2007/10/7 0:44
From philadelphia
Posts: 228
tups indespensible,partridge and yellow,orange,green,starling and purple,peackock and brown,and hares ear soft hackles are my favorites.
have had some luck with a variation of the tup's,using olive instead of dun and easter pink rather than tups.

lately i've been tying some soft hackle sowbugs with dun hen hackle and sow-scud(wapsi)dubbing as well as large partridge and caddis green hare-tron.

one of my top producers is partridge ,or olive hen with cat fur ribbed with copper.

i usually fish them,three to a cast, down and across with upstream mending.

sometimes i mix in a prince nymph with the soft hackles.

Posted on: 2007/10/8 3:15

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