Soft Hackle Caddis Pupa

Soft Hackle Caddis Pupa

Soft hackles are underrated.

This pattern was originally tied to be suggestive as a Stillwater Caddis attractor. This version has a green rib used to suggest segmentation, and a Pheasant Tail Soft Hackle. The Peacock Herl thorax gives this fly some natural iridescent qualities and the UV lime green butt and rib give it a little extra flash. Read More »

BMS Saltwater Variant

BMS Saltwater Variant

Upon deep and meaningful discussions the fly selected – envelope please – will be the BMS Saltwater Variant.

Materials

  • Hook: Size 4 or 6 saltwater.
  • Thread: Red wooly nylon
  • Bead: Clear glass
  • Weight:
    • Size 4, 5 turns of .020 lead free wire
    • Size 6, 7 turns or .020 lead free wire
  • Rib: Gold tinsel
  • Body: Chartreuse, Yellow or Green Soft EP Fibres
  • Mixed tinsel – cut an inch and a half-length of EP Fibres and mix it in a coffee grinder.
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Paul Fedeles’ Easy Hopper

Paul Fedeles' Easy Hopper

An easy hopper pattern that will help you to learn and practice techniques for tying hoppers.

Tying instructions can be found in the May issue of the HFF Flycast.

Materials

  • Thread – Wooly nylon (Nylon stretch over locking thread)
  • Hook – Any Hopper hook (This one is a size 10)
  • Body – 2 mm craft foam cut into hopper like shape.
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Hackle Stacker Emerger Adams – Paraloop

From Utah’s Fly Corner

The hackle stacker is great dry fly pattern. It was devised by Bob Quigley. The fly utilizes a paraloop technique by winding the hackle around a post and then pulling them over the top of thorax. The pattern can be a bit of a bitch to tie at first but once you do a couple you will have it down. Read More »