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Where to Wind Soft Hackle with Deer Hair Wings.

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#1 Randyflycaster


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Posted 28 August 2016 - 08:52 AM

I want to tie some soft hackles that have coastal deer hair wings - not as thick as the wing of an Elk Hair Caddis. Would you wind the soft hackle - partridge - on top of the front of the wing (as if it were a fluttering caddis) or wind completely in front of the deer hair?





#2 Dave G.

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Posted 28 August 2016 - 10:30 AM

Either way, depends on your needs. I'd personally be inclined ( assuming wet fishing) to encase the deer hair ends under the thread with a bit of taper, then tie in the soft hackle. Probably because that's how I tie my wet swimming turkey caddis. Leave enough room to form a small head in front of the soft hackle. Fluttering caddis has some deer hair ends protruding out in front of the hackle but these are fished dry usually ( not always).

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Posted 28 August 2016 - 10:51 AM

or behind the hair wing



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#4 Jaydub


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Posted 28 August 2016 - 10:54 AM

Maybe something like Silvey's Sub-merger Caddis.


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#5 josephcsylvia


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Posted 28 August 2016 - 01:19 PM

Flytire, that is an awesome looking fly. What is it?

#6 Al Beatty

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Posted 09 November 2016 - 08:38 PM

We think making the wing sparse and cover wrapping over the tie-in butts. Take care & ...

Tight Lines - Gretchen & Al Beatty