COYOTED PHEASANT SOFT-HACKLE - FLY OF THE WEEK - Dec 19, 2011
COYOTED PHEASANT SOFT-HACKLE
Friends of mine, a couple that reside by Jefferson River at Three Folks, MT, sent me some pheasant feathers as a Christmas gift (partly joke so I can tie some flies for free). They say the bird would have been killed by a coyote in their property (but I know they are good hunters). Those feathers seemed to me from shoulder, probably from hen (softer than cocks'), along with after shaft plumes. These plumes meant more than a joke to me and really turned me on too design a fly. I came up with a synthesis of "traditional looking", "durability", "modern materials", and "existing patterns".
1st Time "Fly Of The Week" Writer....
This is first, "Fly Of The Week" article, written for FAOL, by Satoshi Yamamoto
Very excellent presentation, of my favorite fly that I almost exclusively use on the streams and stillwaters. I Catch (and most times release) most fish on Soft-Hackle patterns....
Fly Fishing is Universal, just about every country has some variation of Soft Hackle Fishing!
Welcome to FAOL, hope to be able to read more articles by you! ~Parnelli