Olive and partridge soft hackle

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Olive and partridge soft hackle

Post by BrkTrt » Fri Jan 01, 2021 7:23 am

A simple pattern that has served me very well over the years.

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Re: Olive and partridge soft hackle

Post by Old Hat » Fri Jan 01, 2021 8:03 am

Those are perfect! Everything about those say "eat me".

You nailed the proportions in my opinion and I especially like your choice of the subdued olive color.
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Re: Olive and partridge soft hackle

Post by letumgo » Fri Jan 01, 2021 8:16 am

Elegant simplicity in its purest form. Alan, your soft hackle flies are marvelous.

Do you have a special technique for forming the dubbed part of the body. How do you get that texture? Are you using a split tread technique?
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Re: Olive and partridge soft hackle

Post by NightWatchman » Fri Jan 01, 2021 10:14 am

Very nice Brktrt. Is that Hare’s ear for the thorax ?
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Re: Olive and partridge soft hackle

Post by DOUGSDEN » Fri Jan 01, 2021 11:56 am

Alan,
These, like everything else you create, are exquisite! Carl said it best! They have that "lunchability" that is lacking in my patterns! Both Pete Hidy and his son Lance have that talent, insight, God given ability to accomplish this end! I wish I had a tenth of this!
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Re: Olive and partridge soft hackle

Post by FlyFisherMann1955 » Fri Jan 01, 2021 2:32 pm

You should send those flies to Fly Tyer Magazine so they post a picture! What brand/color of thread did you use?

Thanks- Ken
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Re: Olive and partridge soft hackle

Post by Mike62 » Fri Jan 01, 2021 3:27 pm

You're on top of your game, Alan; those are spectacular.
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Re: Olive and partridge soft hackle

Post by Fishnkilts » Fri Jan 01, 2021 10:02 pm

Awesome doesn't describe it good enough. Those are brilliantly tied. I wish my proportions were exact as yours, but it's something I continue to struggle with from time to time.
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Re: Olive and partridge soft hackle

Post by BrkTrt » Sat Jan 02, 2021 6:04 pm

Thanks guys.
Ray I just dub on the thread. A little moisture helps keep things in order.

The thorax is dubbed with SLF Squirrel....great stuff.

Alan
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