For those who love small streams, wild trout, and life...in their simplest form
Monday, July 27, 2015
I'd like to introduce you to "Spikey". He has been around for a short time but has made an impression on this angler. He is not a nymph, even though he make look like one because of the bead head. I would rather call "Spikey" a soft hackle. He is constructed of a brown hackle tail, thin silver wire rib, opossum dubbing and starling soft hackle collar.
On "Spikey's" first outing he did quite well for himself, bringing many strikes and a few to hand. He was badly chewed up and even lost his collar, but still continued to battle on and win. Next time be sure to seat the hackle better and put a few more wraps of thread around it.