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Green and Partridge – added durability and action

October 29th, 2008 · 1 Comment

This demonstration is for a green and partridge. With this one, I added a wire rib for more durability and a hare’s ear thorax which improves the action of the soft hackle.

The previous fly, a yellow and partridge, has a benefit of being a very simple and easy fly to tie. Adding a rib to your soft hackles adds durability, a little weight, and some flash.

Also, adding a thorax to soft hackles gives the hackle a backing, which keeps the hackles flowing a bit more while swinging your fly. Without the thorax, the hackles sweep tighter to the body of the fly.  The thorax also gives an opportunity for adding different colors and materials.

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