This soft hackle is effective with a bead.
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||Dai-Riki 300 Size 12-18.
|Body:||Pheasant Tail Fibers.
|Bead (Optional):||Copper sized to hook.
|Rib:||Copper wire sized to hook.
Fish the soft hackle as you would nay soft hackle. Cast aacross or down and across and mend un or down stream to adjust the depth of the fly. It can also be fished under an indicator.
- Mount the hook in the vise and start the thread two eye lengths behind the eye. Lay a base of thread to the bend.
- Bring the thread back three quarters of the way to the eye. Tie in the copper wire to be used as a ribbing.
- Select a few fibers of the pheasant tail (Number depends upon the size of the fly.) and tie them in at the rear of the fly.
- Bring the thread forward three quarters of the way to the eye. Wind the pheasant tail fibers forward to the thread and tie off. Clip the excess.
- Counter wrap the copper wire forward over the pheasant tail fibers and tie off. Clip the excess.
- Select several strands of peacock herl (Number depends upon the size of the fly, but keep spare.) Wrap the peacock herl to form a thorax. Clip the excess.
- Select a Hungarian Partridge hackle and prepare it for a soft hackle wrap. (Note: Some tiers like to strip one side of the hackl while other chose to use the entire hackle.)
- Tie the hackle in by the tip and clip off the excess tip. Make no more than two wraps of hackle and tie off the Hungarian Partridge. Clip the excess.
- Form a head, whip-finish and cement the head.
Flies or materials are available at T. Hargrove Fly Fishing, Inc.
Saint Louis, Missouri 63144
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