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BobbygMay 17th, 2010, 6:54 am
North Carolina

Posts: 36
As sulphur activity is really starting to pick up on my two favorite tailwaters, I was wondering if anyone has a favorite soft hackle pattern they employ.

I'm not a fly tyer but I certainly have a ton of respect for those that know their way around a vise!

This is one I use, tied for me by my buddy out in Idaho.
Very effective, for me any way. Across and down on a 12' to 15' 6x leader. The browns will take it anywhere in the swing.

Just looking for some other options.
"Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing it is not fish they are after."

- Henry David Thoreau
SofthackleMay 17th, 2010, 8:51 am
Site Editor
Wellsville, NY

Posts: 540
Hi Bobby,
Absolutely, I use a number of different soft-hackles for sulfurs. Here they are:

http://troutnut.com/libstudio/FS&S/html/li_l_dorothy.html More for the dorotheas


http://troutnut.com/libstudio/FS&S/html/sulfur_soft-hackle.htm

http://troutnut.com/libstudio/FS&S/html/lt__snipe___yellow.html

http://troutnut.com/libstudio/FS&S/html/tup_s_indispensible.html

Hope these help,
Mark



"I have the highest respect for the skilled wet-fly fisherman, as he has mastered an art of very great difficulty." Edward R. Hewitt

Flymphs, Soft-hackles and Spiders: http://www.troutnut.com/libstudio/FS&S/index.html
MartinlfMay 17th, 2010, 10:06 am
Moderator
Palmyra PA

Posts: 2877
Gorgeous fies, as always, Mark. I love it when you post these up. It motivates me to use wet flies more and gives me many ideas on tying. The color mix on the tups is very much in line with the idea of blending in different colors offered in another thread.
"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"

--Fred Chappell
SofthackleMay 17th, 2010, 6:32 pm
Site Editor
Wellsville, NY

Posts: 540
Thanks, Louis!

Mark
"I have the highest respect for the skilled wet-fly fisherman, as he has mastered an art of very great difficulty." Edward R. Hewitt

Flymphs, Soft-hackles and Spiders: http://www.troutnut.com/libstudio/FS&S/index.html
CaseyPMay 17th, 2010, 7:05 pm
Arlington, VA/ Mercersburg, PA

Posts: 653
Mark, the Tupps did a very nice job for me on Spruce Creek PA today in the rain. nothing quite like those wonderful old-fashioned wets, especially when attached to a Klinkhammar-style to match.
"You can observe a lot by watching." Yogi Berra

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