Re: Soft Hackle fly question
not sure why fish take them on the swing, but boy do they. i love fishing soft hackles tight-lined on a short sink tip. i have held the soft hackle in the current at the end of the swing and have caught several fish this way. in fact, i have tight-lined midges and caught fish. my buddy tight-lines scuds and catches fish. i rarely dead drift any of my flies anymore once i got the hang of tight-lining.