Soft Hackles Flies for Brodhead Creek Trip

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Soft Hackles Flies for Brodhead Creek Trip

Post by FlyFisherMann1955 » Fri Feb 14, 2020 7:09 pm

I'm looking forward to the early June trip to Brodhead Creek. I haven't fished there since 1982 when I joined the USAF. It will be fun re-visiting the Analomink stretch and trying some of the new water too. Also looking forward to seeing my friend Don Baylor, touring the Brodhead Creek display at the Brodhead Creek Heritage Center, and meeting the other Flymph Forum members who make the trip. I've started tying some patterns that I hope will fool the Browns and Rainbows.

Leisenring Spider (Darker version on the left/lighter version on the right)
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Light Snipe & Yellow
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Old Hat's Isonychia (Thanks for the pattern and tying tips Carl)
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Blue-winged Olive
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I will try to add a few more patterns later.

Tight Lines- Ken
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Re: Soft Hackles Flies for Brodhead Creek Trip

Post by Theroe » Sat Feb 15, 2020 7:19 am

Very nice - all of those will work !!
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Re: Soft Hackles Flies for Brodhead Creek Trip

Post by dj1212 » Sat Feb 15, 2020 12:37 pm

Great looking flies. I've never fished the Broadhead so one of these days I have to try to make it. I have one question. Could you tell me what the body is on your Isonychia nymph? Thanks
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Re: Soft Hackles Flies for Brodhead Creek Trip

Post by FlyFisherMann1955 » Sat Feb 15, 2020 12:50 pm

From Carl's instructions:

"Body is dark hare mixed with olive and red seal to get a dark brownish/red".

You can see the fly, as tied by "Old Hat", and a much better photo, by going to his web site. It's the fly at the top of the page.

Look here:

https://www.oldhatflytying.com/

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Re: Soft Hackles Flies for Brodhead Creek Trip

Post by Fishnkilts » Sat Feb 15, 2020 1:32 pm

Those look excellent! Surely you're going to do fine on Broadhead Creek.
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Re: Soft Hackles Flies for Brodhead Creek Trip

Post by dj1212 » Sat Feb 15, 2020 3:38 pm

FlyFisherMann1955 wrote:
Sat Feb 15, 2020 12:50 pm
From Carl's instructions:

"Body is dark hare mixed with olive and red seal to get a dark brownish/red".

You can see the fly, as tied by "Old Hat", and a much better photo, by going to his web site. It's the fly at the top of the page.

Look here:

https://www.oldhatflytying.com/

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Ken,
Thanks much for the reply. I've got to tie some.

Doug
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Re: Soft Hackles Flies for Brodhead Creek Trip

Post by letumgo » Sun Feb 16, 2020 8:03 am

Ken - Don’t wander to far down stream. I will need to “borrow” some of your flies. :D :lol:

Terrific set of flies, and beautifully dressed.
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Re: Soft Hackles Flies for Brodhead Creek Trip

Post by joaniebo » Thu Feb 20, 2020 3:53 pm

Ken

Let me know if any of the ones I sent you work in PA.....after all, that my birthplace state!

Bob
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Re: Soft Hackles Flies for Brodhead Creek Trip

Post by FlyFisherMann1955 » Sat Feb 22, 2020 1:35 pm

Bob,

I will certainly fish your E & L 8b March Brown. Where in PA were you born?

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Re: Soft Hackles Flies for Brodhead Creek Trip

Post by joaniebo » Sat Feb 22, 2020 3:07 pm

Ken

Western PA, an old steel town - New Castle. Please, fish all of the flies.

Bob
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