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Old 10-26-2005, 11:53 AM
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Default Re: Type of Fly & Rod for Trout

The herl is wrapped around the hook shank. The soft hackle is generally from Hungarian Partridge, the speckled white feathers. Other feathers can be use but when somebody refers to a "soft hackle", this is generally the feather used. Here is the recipe: http://www.theflybench.com/wetfly/fly0024.htm and a pic. I would say the gold tag is optional.
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