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Old 12-24-2008, 09:42 AM
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Default Re: Nymphs v. Soft Hackles

I agree John :-)

I want to say, that although a traditional wet fly, they are a very versatile fly. Don't limit yourself.
Get "SLY NEMES - The Soft-Hackle Fly and Tiny Soft Hackles" great read.

To me, there is generally the PUPA/CHIRONOMID stage, then the NYMPH, then the EMERGER, then DRY, and the Spinner.

I don't consider pupa/chironomid a nymph, but that is me.

But, I will fish a WD40 or a Zebra on the bottom or mid or even Frog Fanny bubble on top with GREAT success.

I say try different things with flies.
In my Denny Rickards fishing Stillwater book, they put softhacle on Pheasant Tails, on Hares ears....and there is the AP.....which all I am saying is softhackle are NOT just floss and Partridge.....they can be many thing.
My favorite streamer is Gartsides Marabou Soft-Hackle on a #4 hook.
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