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Saturday, September 8, 2018
Lost And Found....And Soft-Hackles
A few weeks ago while fishing I glanced down and saw something reflecting light at me. It is not uncommon to see broken glass or a piece of metal along the stream. Curiosity got the best of me and I reached down to see what is was. As it turns out it was a plastic box that appeared to have something in it. Taking a closer look I saw some flies in it. I removed the debris from the box and opened it up. Inside were five flies that I recognized as mine. The reason I knew the flies were mine was one of them was a Smokey Mountain Forktail, a fly that no one ties around here. I started to think when the heck did I loose these flies. Over the next hours off and on I managed to piece together a time when I could have dropped the flies. I won't go into how I determined that because I hate typing...rest assured they are mine.
Looks like a bomber,a soft-hackle, two elk hair caddis and the forktail.
Tied up a few soft-hackles using orange silk thread with squirrel dubbing and starling hackle. The first one is tied on a long curved hook size 14
The second soft-hackle uses the same materials only it's tied on a dry fly hook. It to is a size 14