Any Soft Hackle Skwala Patterns?

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Any Soft Hackle Skwala Patterns?

Post by Randyflycaster » Tue Mar 06, 2018 10:14 am

I live in Missoula. The Skwala hatch should begin soon, but I'm having trouble finding soft hackle
Skwala patterns.

Does anyone know where I can find these patterns?

Thanks,

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Re: Any Soft Hackle Skwala Patterns?

Post by tie2fish » Tue Mar 06, 2018 11:58 am

Randy ~ You might find something here ...

https://www.google.com/search?q=skwala+ ... e&ie=UTF-8
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Re: Any Soft Hackle Skwala Patterns?

Post by Theroe » Tue Mar 06, 2018 3:33 pm

Randyflycaster wrote:I live in Missoula. The Skwala hatch should begin soon, but I'm having trouble finding soft hackle
Skwala patterns.

Does anyone know where I can find these patterns?

Thanks,

Randy
Im not familiar with that exact specie, but the pteronarcy dorsata in my home waters crawl out to molt on land - you would be better off with a nymph fished shallow.

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Re: Any Soft Hackle Skwala Patterns?

Post by Old Hat » Tue Mar 06, 2018 3:38 pm

I've never had any of luck to speak of with wets for the skwala hatch. I always did better with dries, usually a small stimulator pattern. They crawl out to the bank to hatch so there really is not an emergence in the water column.
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Re: Any Soft Hackle Skwala Patterns?

Post by Old Hat » Tue Mar 06, 2018 3:40 pm

Or what Dana said. lol. Typing at the same time.
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Randyflycaster wrote:I live in Missoula. The Skwala hatch should begin soon, but I'm having trouble finding soft hackle
Skwala patterns.

Does anyone know where I can find these patterns?

Thanks,

Randy
Im not familiar with that exact specie, but the pteronarcy dorsata in my home waters crawl out to molt on land - you would be better off with a nymph fished shallow.

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I hate it when I think I'm buying organic vegetables, and when I get home I discover they are just regular donuts.
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Re: Any Soft Hackle Skwala Patterns?

Post by Old Hat » Tue Mar 06, 2018 3:48 pm

Randy, you could try this one.

I have used this pattern for years for winters tones all throughout the PNW. It works great as a wet on cast shallow under vegetation hanging over the bank. Lots of times the stones will fall into the water as they are climbing up to a spot to emerge.

I used it for the Skwala hatch as well, just adjust colors if you need to.

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Re: Any Soft Hackle Skwala Patterns?

Post by Bazzer69 » Tue Mar 06, 2018 5:04 pm

Maybe flymph with a semi stiff hackle to simulate any drowned adults?
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Re: Any Soft Hackle Skwala Patterns?

Post by Randyflycaster » Wed Mar 07, 2018 9:19 am

Folks,

Thanks so much for your help.

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Re: Any Soft Hackle Skwala Patterns?

Post by Theroe » Thu Mar 08, 2018 5:35 am

Old Hat wrote:Randy, you could try this one.

I have used this pattern for years for winters tones all throughout the PNW. It works great as a wet on cast shallow under vegetation hanging over the bank. Lots of times the stones will fall into the water as they are climbing up to a spot to emerge.

I used it for the Skwala hatch as well, just adjust colors if you need to.

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That’s a really nice pattern, Carl! That would work well for me, twitched slowly in the shallows.....

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Re: Any Soft Hackle Skwala Patterns?

Post by paparex » Tue Mar 27, 2018 2:44 am

Have you considered the Twitchy Chicken by FlyFIshFood.com?. Change the colors to olive, black and gray and I think it flies...as well as a Skwala can
http://www.flyfishfood.com/2014/02/the- ... icken.html. It has worked for me
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