Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Hendrickson soft hackle

Here's one of my favorite soft hackles.  It's a general "platform" that can be improvised on with different materials to vary color and look.


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  1. Neat but not gaudy. My idea of the most generic wet fly: tail-lemon wood duck, body-hare's ear dubbing with a gold rib, hackle-Hungarian partridge, hook- size 12 heavy. This pattern has caught adipose finned fish for me everywhere.

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    1. John - Thanks. It sounds like you are describing a hare's ear wingless wet/soft hackle and it works well for me too. That's exactly the point I was trying to make about using different materials and dubbing to make an endless variety of wingless wets/soft hackles.

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  2. Mark
    The Soft Hackle haa become one of my go to patterns this past year. Great work at the bench--thanks for sharing

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    1. Thanks Bill - they are productive flies for sure!

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  3. A true classic, very nicely done. I enjoy your videos. Thankyou

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    1. thanks Brad - glad you enjoyed it

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  4. I'm also very impressed with the video instruction quality and I love this fly!

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    1. Thank you very much Howard! Good to hear people are finding them helpful

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  5. Nice video, Mark, well done! I too use the split thread dubbing technique, and the UTC thread is absolutely the best for it. When using UTC 70, I stroke the thread downward on the "backside" of the vise with my bodkin and it helps to flatten the thread into a more floss-like arrangement. It really facilitates splitting the small denier thread. Happy fishing!

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    1. Bob - thanks for the tip. I will have to try that with the 70D thread, when it really flattens out it is a lot easier to split.

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