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Old 03-02-2005, 06:34 PM
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Sparkle and Orange Soft Hackle

Well spring is a little over two weeks away so here's the soft hackle I'vebeen tinkering with. I found some translucent pearl tinsel that I thought would look great in a sparkle soft hackle.

thread- orange 8/0
body- orange floss covered in small pearl tinsel
rib- copper wire
thorax- light cahill dubbing blended with orange highlight dubbing and a gold bead
hackle- rooster ringneck pheasant
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Old 03-02-2005, 07:40 PM
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I've caught my share of summer steelhead on a fly very much like that in #2 on a TMC 200R bronze fished greased line. Nice tie.
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Nice fly Jared. I'll bet it works well.
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Cool looking fly! To get a similar effect as your floss body covered in pearl try experimenting with various colors of Krystal Flash. I think you'll like the results and it may allow you to have an even more slender abdomen on those soft hackles.

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After seeing it here and reading the postings, I tried a variation of this fly last nite in size 12 (for no particular reason other than those hooks were abundant).
Abdomen - Krystal Flash
Body - Green Floss
Thorax - Sparse Dubbing (your choice, I used a lt. color)
Hackle - Partridge (again, sparse)

I used Krystal Flash for the abdomen, no rib (should have in hind sight!), green floss body, and partridge hackle (sparse) They came out pretty good, I'm dying to see if they'll work! My body abdomens only go to the hook point vs. to the barb, ie more simliar to a true soft hackle trout fly. (no reason for that other than I read it in a book once...) I tied a simlar fly w/ copper wire bodies and a small dubbed thorax with partridge hackle as well. We'll see....

Is it tough to post pix of flies? Ive never done it before?
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Old 03-16-2005, 06:22 PM
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You gotta love soft hackle flies. I have never tied them with the beads before.

Nice hook.
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