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Fly Swap #2
08-14-2011, 01:47 PM,
RE: Fly Swap #2
Qk, got Any pictures of a soft hackle fly . Also what is the most common materials used? Saddle hackle?

TNT Tackle
08-14-2011, 06:52 PM,
RE: Fly Swap #2
Here is a picture of one I tied recently where you can clearly see all of the components...

[Image: 285080_620465206363_77201780_33427351_7248485_n.jpg]

Size 12 standard length hook
Black thread body with silver wire rib
UV pink Ice Dub thorax
Partridge soft hackle

"Soft hackle" can be almost anything. Depending on size, it could be hen chicken, starling, partridge, pheasant, quail, duck flank, regular marabou, any number of synthetics.... I would start out with a loose pack of partridge feathers or a hen back for most things between a size 6 and 14.
Then again, my buddy was sitting there tying size 2 soft hackle streamers with marabou, flash, and duck flank here last week as I was tying "trout size" stuff.

As long as it has a feather wrapped around it somewhere, you'll be good to go!
08-15-2011, 05:17 PM,
RE: Fly Swap #2
Here's another pattern that might get your thinker thinking!
08-17-2011, 02:11 PM,
RE: Fly Swap #2
Well, it looks like there will only be 4 of us playing this time around. Tie your flies here soon and get 'em to me when you can... No "official" deadline. How's that sound?

I'll tie two patterns since there's not many folks. Something big and something small! I'm thinking a #4 softhackle streamer and a #16 trout size treat.
08-17-2011, 02:33 PM, (This post was last modified: 08-17-2011, 06:36 PM by CrappieHappy.)
RE: Fly Swap #2
may try to jump in if i can make it to barlows before they close today....

***Disregard, the local shop was out of any kind of dubbing, and partridge.... Sad *** I will try to catch the next one.

TNT Tackle
08-29-2011, 05:58 PM,
RE: Fly Swap #2
How are things looking, fellas?
08-29-2011, 08:35 PM,
RE: Fly Swap #2
Need an address to send them to. You wouldn't think it would take this long to tie 4 flies LOL! It the total 4 that we need to send.
08-29-2011, 09:36 PM,
RE: Fly Swap #2
Good deal! I was worried y'all had forgotten about this! Hahaha

I know Russ is good for it.

I'll send my mailing address in a PM soon!
08-29-2011, 09:49 PM, (This post was last modified: 08-29-2011, 09:52 PM by AtticaFish.)
RE: Fly Swap #2
I had been searching through a bunch of sites looking for just an idea to work from. Was looking for something in particular - had a vision in my head. Rolleyes Well, after searcing for awhile and not finding anything, i started tying test flies. It took 4 tries to get the look - but got one today that i like! Cool Got that dub loop down now too. Should be able to finish them tomorrow at lunch.

Really couldn't find anything like it (even though i am sure there is something out there) so i will name it.....
The Wolfman's Brother
It's a little phunky! Big Grin : Co-Founder
08-30-2011, 09:41 PM,
RE: Fly Swap #2
Cool! I can't wait to see it.

The brand new issue of Fly Tyer magazine has a "soft hackle basics" article in it!!! I just saw this tonight. If you can get your hands on it, it looks like a good issue. Got a bass popper on the front!

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