View Full Version : Black bird softhackle

Bad cast
05-21-2007, 08:04 PM
Im looking for the recipe for this fly. I have heard alot about the fly. I'm headed to the smokies in mid June and wold like to tie a few in advance.

05-22-2007, 01:21 PM
That recipe is a more closely gaurded secret than Bush's Baked Beans!!

Contact Hugh Hartsell, a member on this board and he'll be able to help you out. It's his fly...

It is a killer pattern for the Smokies though, good luck.

05-23-2007, 04:34 PM
Someone told me you could find that pattern in a book by L.J. Decuir. This message will self-destruct in 30 secs. That is all.

Randy Ratliff
05-23-2007, 08:16 PM

Bad cast
05-23-2007, 08:47 PM
Thanks guys for the help. Randy, thanks for the recipe, I'll tie up a few. Can you tell me what it represents in the stream.

Flat Fly n
08-05-2007, 08:49 PM
That's page 222 of LJ's book Southeastern Flies, Menasha Ridge Press

Flat Fly'n