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Old 02-20-2013, 05:03 PM
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Default Re: soft hackles for brook trout? (not on swing)

All the above actually. Many of the spots I fish are tricky with lots of hazards. Some places I'd like to swing but can't, others dead drift nymph style,but submerged dead fall prevents it. Many times I am above the pool and cast down stream with enough line out that it drifts. At the end of the drift can be a sweet spot just as the tension starts to affect and steer the fly.

---------- Post added at 07:03 PM ---------- Previous post was at 06:36 PM ----------

Ha-haa You got me thinkin' about one of my favorites, so I tied one up to show you. I added the silver wrap and used jungle cock soft hackles instead of grizzly. I like the color effect of this hackle better. I took many a brookie with this simple pattern.

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phil
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