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Old 03-21-2012, 08:43 PM
fishngolf fishngolf is offline
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I fish soft hackles a lot. I fish them wet fly style with a down and across presentation letting them straighten and rise in the water column. I use them as a dropper of weighted nymphs fished the same way.

I also like to drop them off dry flies and fished in the film as cripples/emergers or just below as emergers.

I fish them from size 10 to 20. I have had the most success with sparser hackle than I see on most commercial ties.

They are the most versatile flies in my box plus I have a lot of confidence fishing them
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