BWO Soft Hackles

A great place to discuss various patterns and tying methods for wingless wet flies, Yorkshire spiders, Flymphs and other patterns tied with soft hackles.

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Re: BWO Soft Hackles

Post by Roadkill » Fri Aug 12, 2016 9:45 am

Here is my Stewarts Spider variation tied for a BWO Soft Hackle. It has worked very well for me...
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Re: BWO Soft Hackles

Post by Smuggler » Fri Aug 12, 2016 11:18 am

Here's what I've been having success on BWO wise.
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I really like the floss body here, especially when tied with a light/pale yellow thread underbody. Good stuff!
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Re: BWO Soft Hackles

Post by WiFlyfisher » Wed Aug 17, 2016 8:20 am

Smuggler what is the bobbin in your first photo?

I have some used some short shank FullingMill hooks which I like as well as the Hends, and Hanaks.
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Re: BWO Soft Hackles

Post by Smuggler » Wed Aug 17, 2016 7:51 pm

John,

The bobbin is a CF design bobbin. They're pretty nice, very balanced in the hand and you can purchase a multi spool arbor for it. I loaded up some popular silk colors on mine, I like it.

The Hends and Hanak hooks really were never a favorite of mine. Too springy for me. I'm glad you like the FM hooks!
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