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Thursday, February 2, 2017

Mil Spec Soft Hackle

Trout Food with Two Materials



The latest entry to the Mil Spec lineup is just a simple soft hackle pattern.  Really, this pattern doesn't need much explanation because it's only two materials, but the subtle segmentation and a sparse hackle is a good recipe for sore fish lips.  I really like to fish this fly on a Euro rig with a small split shot above it for weight (yes...  call me a heathen).  One key to this pattern is the Whiting Farms is the 4B hen cape that is used, and we actually prefer these to the red label Whiting hen capes because of how soft and webby the feathers are.  The best part about this fly is that you can tie up a dozen in no time...  No more talky...  Here is the video.

~ Cheech



Material List

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Hook: TMC 2488 Nymph Hook - 18 - 25 Pack     
Thread: UTC Ultrathread 70 Denier - Olive     
Hackle: Whiting 4B Hen Cape - Natural Medium Dun     



Other tools from the tutorial:
Tiemco TMC Adjustable Magnetic Bobbin     
Loon Ergo All Purpose Scissors - 4"     
Marc Petitjean Whip Finisher     
C&F Design Hackle Pliers     

6 comments:

  1. Hmmm.... "Hackle: Sparkle Emerger Yarn - Brown"

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  2. Is there a particular color of the 4B hackle that you would recommend for a start?

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    1. I really like a the dun and grizzly

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