Oversized Softhackle

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Oversized Softhackle

Post by DUBBN » Wed Jun 22, 2022 9:45 am

If you have never used over sized soft hackle on Woolly Buggers, i highly recommend trying it.

Rooster Pheasant Church Window feathers, the largest hackles on hen capes and saddles, or those huge partridge feathers some of us have troubles finding a productive use for.

No palmered hackle on the Woolly Bugger. Just one, two, or three over sized hackles as a collar.

I have found them extremely effective in the past and the present.
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Re: Oversized Softhackle

Post by ronr » Wed Jun 22, 2022 10:13 am

Those feathers make pretty good "fins" on sculpin patterns too...
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Re: Oversized Softhackle

Post by letumgo » Wed Jun 22, 2022 6:32 pm

Wayne - Could you share an example of your favorites? I’d like to see them.
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Re: Oversized Softhackle

Post by DUBBN » Wed Jun 22, 2022 6:42 pm

Ray, sorry no. I share a few pics on Instagram (private account), with a few friends. That's about all i put on the internet any more. ;)
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Re: Oversized Softhackle

Post by letumgo » Thu Jun 23, 2022 6:21 am

No worries. I will use my imagination. :D
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Re: Oversized Softhackle

Post by DUBBN » Thu Jun 23, 2022 9:49 am

letumgo wrote: Thu Jun 23, 2022 6:21 am No worries. I will use my imagination. :D
I remember when we really had to do that! :lol: :lol:

My best producing Wooly Bugger , Sunday was a Olive Tail, Pecaock body. I used two of the largest Brahma hen neck feathers off an Olive dyed cape as the collar. I nymphed with them while floating the Murky watered Colorado River below Glenwood Springs.

I tied the exact same pattern for my brother-in-law, except I used pheasant Church Window feathers..

The two of us landed alot of large Rainbows.
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Re: Oversized Softhackle

Post by letumgo » Thu Jun 23, 2022 10:34 am

I will tye/fish both…

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