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Soft hackle swap. In the mail

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I'm changing my pattern from a tbd to a dark watchet. ūüėĀ

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I have read about various studies that show trout key on the air bubble that nymphs in transition blow to lift them to surface for their shuck discharge. I bought these fringe beads a few years ago for a different purpose and this idea just popped into my head. If they want to key on the air bubble I'll make it easy for them. I'm not even sure about size of bead but may be 2mm. The fly is a design of Red Butt with a UV lump to stand out better and herl body. The hackle is woodcock since I need to order another partridge skin. It is on a barbless #14 and I really hope it might work out and give me a design I can actually call my own name and not just a variant. Well, I guess it is a Red Ass Kelso variant that will definitely be different from Woodenlegs.

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I like it, looks good. Some good triggers with a touch of red, air bubble, and soft hackle movement.  Definitely something different for the fish to see.  

Call it  Szabo's Red Ass and Glass Soft Hackle.  

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5 hours ago, niveker said:

Call it  Szabo's Red Ass and Glass Soft Hackle.  

I'm cracking up. Nice

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On 4/20/2022 at 8:38 AM, niveker said:

I like it, looks good. Some good triggers with a touch of red, air bubble, and soft hackle movement.  Definitely something different for the fish to see.  

Call it  Szabo's Red Ass and Glass Soft Hackle.  

Thank you. I get officially shortened to "Nick's Red Ass and Glass".

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Here's mine. Should go out this weekend. 

Let's call it a drowned egg laying caddis

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On 5/10/2022 at 1:43 PM, Sandan said:

Here's mine. Should go out this weekend. 

Let's call it a drowned egg laying caddis

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Those jaws make anything look good !!!  That being said that’s a very nice looking soft hackle Sandan.

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11 hours ago, Moshup said:

Those jaws make anything look good !!!  That being said that’s a very nice looking soft hackle Sandan.

True about the jaws. That's why I use 'em. Thanks my friend

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Mine went out today, priority mail.

 

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I used the "inside of a Woodcock's wing".  The #1 hook referred to is the same as a modern size 14.

I've never been sure why the two colors of silk.  I usually use only green, but went with the "as specified" for these swap flies.

Tracking number available if needed.

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My flies went out today, should see them Thursday. These ae the first flies I've tied since rotator cuff surgery in Dec...  I was a little sore so took a couple sessions... new stretching seemed to help.

 

 

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