Posts Tagged ‘Soft Hackle’
A quick and effective safe hackle to swing for trout.
The only soft hackle fly that I use during the Yellow Quill hatches on my home river. This fly with the addition of a bead can also be fished as a nymph in the round and deep. Swung through or actively fished through likely fish lies and fast water and this fly produces. Materials You […]
A very easy soft hackle pattern that I like to fish during the Hendrickson hatches both prior to, during and while spinners are falling. This particular fly can be altered in size and color for any mayfly hatch not just the Hendrickson Mayfly, so experiment and find what works for you. Materials You Will Need […]
Love it or hate it, the inevitable need to go deeper and find the fish, is married with the arrival of colder (and often wetter) weather. Whilst it may not be the dry-fly fishers’ idea of fun, big and heavy, lead-packed nymphs are often the answer. Fished in a variety of styles, they can be […]
How many times have you been asked to consider the question ‘What is your favourite fly?’ An impossible one to answer because it depends on so many factors. My favourite fly is the one that best matches the fish’s food type at the specific time; obviously the one that will catch the fish. That’s a cheating answer though I suppose. However, there is another way to look at the posed question. ‘Which fly would you least want to be without?’
My client Larry was from New Orleans. He wanted to do a little winter fishing, with the thought of landing a big brown. We scheduled two days, a Monday and a Tuesday in late January. As the time got closer, we both monitored the weather channel to see how the fishing conditions would work out. On Sunday evening, as we confirmed our start time, the forecast was calling for frigid temperatures and a light wintry mix on Monday afternoon. Larry had plenty of winter gear and the prospect of some cold weather did not bother him at all.