The Partridge and Purple Soft Hackle is a very simple soft hackle pattern tied with 2 materials.
Soft Hackle flies really embody the “less is more” principle, that is very common in fly tying. A simple color body, in this case Purple, paired with the movement from the Partridge feather makes for a deadly fly. More traditionally the body would be silk thread, but I’ve gone with a mini-flat braid from Lagartun for more flash and durability.
Soft Hackles can be fished in a variety of ways; fished as a dropper from a dry, as part of a multi-fly nymphing setup, dead drifted, or swung… all are very effective. This fly can be easily adapted for personal preferences by size and by swapping body or hackle colors.
Hook – Partridge Heavy Wet Supreme sz 14 www.partridge-of-redditch.co.uk/products/trout/nymphwet/wet-heavy-supreme
Thread – Sheer 14/0
Body – Lagartun mini-flat braid purple www.lagartun.com/
Hackle – Partridge feather
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