Every now and again, I'll get on a soft hackle kick. Not only are they uber-effective flies, but they're really fun to tie and the pattern possibilities are endless.
The patterns shown here are a basic tie. Nothing fancy. The new N205BL from Allen is a screamin' hook for softies, so I chose that to start out. I'm also partial to stripped peacock for slender bodies and the segmentation they provide.
The thorax consists of the popular Arizona Synthetic dubbing from our friend John Rohmer and the hackle is from a great #1 Hungarian Partridge skin in Brown. I coat the body and the head with Clear Cure Goo Hydro for a nice durable and shiny finish.