Whiskey Creek Fly Fishing

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Purple and Snipe

November 4th, 2008 · No Comments

Here is another classic soft hackle fly pattern, the purple and snipe. Tying the purple and snipe is similar to the yellow and partridge. This video adds a demonstration of taking a covert feather from a wing.

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Soft Hackle Materials

October 25th, 2008 · 7 Comments

Lets start with the hackles, where these fly patterns get their name. Most soft hackles are tied with game bird skins, like partridge, pheasant, quail, or starling. The individual fibers of these feathers are much more flexible and “bendy” than rooster hackles. This allows the soft hackles to move while being fish.  Many believe the [...]

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