Mil Spec Soft Hackle

Cheech - February 2, 2017

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

Whiting 4B Hen Cape

$19.95
TMC 2488 Nymph Hook
TMC 2488 Nymph Hook

TMC 2488 Nymph Hook

$28.15

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