|Mark Libertones "Cream Soft Hackle"|
This is a fly created by Mark Libertone of New York. It represents a sulphur or light cahill mayfly. These flies come off on various northeast streams from May through July. Trout really enjoy this hatch and will take these flies readily. This soft-hackle is simple and elegant, and represents that phase of emerger that gets hung-up in the surface film or perhaps a drowned spinner.
We paid a visit to the Fly Fishing Show yesterday in Marlboro MA. It was a good few hours seeing some of the new and "must haves" for 2016. I saw some old friends and met a few new ones. I was good as far as making purchases, some scissors, dubbing, and a nice find in some hackle. This beautiful straw-badger hen cape was in pristine condition.
A fly using the badger hackle..caddis maybe? It's supposed to snow today but as of yet not a flake has fallen and that's OK by me. Be well friends.