Partridge and Yellow Variation

Catch Modern Fish with a Classic Fly

The Partridge and Yellow has been tyed for about infinity years and it still catches fish to this day.  Originally tied with silk floss, there are many other more modern materials that can be used to make the body of this fly - in this case I used Uni 3/0 thread, and a bit of flash in the thorax really is a nice way to add subtle flash.  The beauty of this pattern is that it can be tied in many different variations that can be as minimal or gnarly as you want them. For me, the key to a good looking partridge soft hackle is a good full partridge skin.  If you buy the bagged stuff, you might end up with a dozen usable feathers in a broad range of sizes, but none of the size you need.  Anyway, this video is very simple and straightforward, so there is no need to ramble on!

~ Cheech

Material List

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Hook: Daiichi 1120 - Heavy Wire Scud Hook - 14     
Thread: 8/0 UNI-Thread Waxed Midge - Camel     
Body: 3/0 UNI-Thread Waxed - Yellow     
Thorax: Ice Dub - UV Tan     
Hackle: Nature's Spirit Primo Partridge Skin, Natural     

Other tools from the tutorial:
C&F Design Hackle Pliers     
Stonfo Comb/Brush Tool