Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Fly Tying: Going Soft at Rocky Ford


Yellow and Quail Soft Hackle

Hook: dry fly #14
Thread: yellow
Body: yellow thread
Rib: gold wire
Thorax: peacock herl
Hackle: light quail

Pheasant Tail and Quail Soft Hackle

Hook: dry fly #14
Thread: black
Body: brown pheasant tail
Hackle: dark quail

I shall first fish these in the surface film as emergers.
Then I shall sink them and let them drift just under the surface.
After that I shall sink them and retrieve them very slowly.
Finally, I shall sink them and strip them in with a strip--pause--strip rhythm.
The rest is up to the fish.

1 comment:

  1. Jim, nicely done.
    In my neck of the woods you have all the ingredients in those two flies to drive wild trout nuts.

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