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Lets add a bead to the mix

November 6th, 2008 · 4 Comments

You can add a bead to a soft hackle just like any nymph. Here is a bead-head pheasant tail soft hackle, another great fish catching fly pattern.

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  • 1 winonaflyfactory // Nov 7, 2008 at 12:54 pm

    Curious, no tail on this fly? Is this tied to represent a nymph with no tail? I have yet to get a partridge skin/wing. I am going to have to order it, my efforts to find someone in my area who raises/hunts the hungarian partridge we have in the part of the sate south of me have turned up little to nothing. Thanks for taking the time.

  • 2 winonaflyfactory // Nov 7, 2008 at 12:56 pm

    also, is this to be fished as a dropper off a heavier nymph seeing as you added no weight other than the bead? I try to avoid splitshot as much as possible.

  • 3 WhiskeyCreek // Nov 8, 2008 at 10:25 am

    You can tie this with a tail or not. Many of the soft-hackles come tail-less. These are not meant to imitate, but to stimulate.

    You can add a tail of pheasant or even a little bit of zelon. Another modification, try using some pheasant hackles or hen back (inexpensive at fly shops) instead of partridge.

    I usually fish this on the swing a couple of inches below the surface. But, it would work as a dropper to a heavier fly.

    The great thing about tying our own flies, we can customize it for the water we fish. If you want to go deeper, add a few turns of lead under the thorax.

  • 4 Min // Nov 11, 2008 at 8:19 am

    I thought that this was a very good vid. I had to watch with the sound off and it was still easy to follow. I will definitely be trying to learn this fly.

    thanks, Min

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