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Old 01-16-2010, 01:55 PM
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Default Simple Charlie Craven Soft Hackle

I saw this on Charlie's site, and it looked good to me. I used peacock herl
rather than muskrat for the thorax.
Hook: Mustad 3906
Thread: black 8/0
Body: Mylar and Orange Floss (One strand of floss picked out of 3 strands)
Thorax: Peacock Herl
Hackle: Hungarian Partridge

Charlie's method for hackling these flies makes my life much easier. He snips
a V section out of the top of the feather, ties in the hackle with two loose
wraps, and then draws out the feather until the hackle length is correct.
Charlie says he can use thread torque to spin the hackle around the hook,
but I usually need to tweak a little before tightening the wraps. No more searching for little feathers!

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Old 01-16-2010, 02:56 PM
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Default Re: Simple Charlie Craven Soft Hackle

FrankB2: Nice looking CC soft hackle. I too like his method of V- section the feather.

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Old 01-16-2010, 03:00 PM
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Default Re: Simple Charlie Craven Soft Hackle

Nice wet Frank,I like this orange body very much
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Old 01-16-2010, 03:05 PM
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Default Re: Simple Charlie Craven Soft Hackle

Hi Guys,
Here's the link to Charlie's tutorial: CLICK HERE If my wife finishes playing with her hair, I can try these out
today. What kind of angler does her hair before fishing????
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Default Re: Simple Charlie Craven Soft Hackle

Nice soft hackle Frankb2 I ike the peacock throax

I didnt know you could spin soft hackle, Im going to give this a go Thanks Frankb2

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-You see, flies is an excellent.
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Default Re: Simple Charlie Craven Soft Hackle

Very Nice looking Frank...Thanks for the link...In answer to your last question: One that you don't want to mess with...

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Default Re: Simple Charlie Craven Soft Hackle

Nice flies and many Thanks for the tutorial. Can't wait to give that a try. If it works for my ties then all of my soft hackles get kicked to the curb. They're all too long.
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Default Re: Simple Charlie Craven Soft Hackle

Well Frank it must have some effect, she caught you??
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Default Re: Simple Charlie Craven Soft Hackle

Great looking fly.

I actually prefer a different method for hackling soft hackles, but the v-technique is quite effective for larger feathers- guinea for one.
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