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Speaking of Soft Hackles -what size ?

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11 hours ago, Mogup said:

Speaking of soft hackle.  First time I’ve sat down at the tying desk since I broke my ribs.  The hackle is a Furnace Metz hen that I just pu at a very nice price.  Look at those black tips !

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Tres nice!

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The fly had small oval gold ribbing which you can’t see due to the exposure. Need to get something better to take pics other than my cellphone.

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The majority of the time I use size 16 and 14 soft hackles. There are times tho when I use a size 24.

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A Carey special is commonly tied in size 8.  It is a big soft hackle.  Then there are Steelhead and sea run cuts flies.  Some Steelhead soft hackles are pretty big.

I use a lot of size 10 soft hackles for panfish.

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A guide showed me some with flash for bodies.  Gotta tryem though.   They’re 14,16,18.   Would really like to see some pics of the 20s and smaller.   Thanks 

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Whipped out a few more.  Don’t have small enough feathers for the 20,22s.   

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