For those who love small streams, wild trout, and life...in their simplest form
Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Super Soft, Soft-Hackle
The hen pheasant. I think it's the most versatile soft=hackle material out there. Just look at the amount of excellent usable feathers. There are so many sizes, and color variations and they can be applied to create almost any insect out there. Another good point to bring into this is the fact that the cost of this hen pheasant skin is cheap in comparison to other bird materials. It's value is tops in my book. The photo above shows a section of the pheasant skin near the rump. The thread spool is near the feathers that are very soft, marabou like. They have a slight barring to them and when wrapped on a hook make for life like movement in the water.
A pheasant marabou feather. I have tied several flies using this feather and have been successful especially in the last few weeks.
The pheasant and orange soft-hackle. Along with the super soft marabou feather I also slightly dub the body.
The partridge and olive, with a slight dubbed body. This fly has been working very well.