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swellcat - Lots of folks talk sparse hackle; you actually achieved it.
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Caddis Emerger Soft Hackle tied by Old HatFly Type: Wet
, Recommended Region: Northwest US
, Imitation: Caddis Flies
, Material List:
Hook: Tiemco 206BL #14
Abdomen: green thread, ribbed with olive d-rib and followed by a dubbing loop of simi-seal.
Hackle: English grouse
Tie in hackle by lower stem over eye. Build a smooth thread base for the body. Tie in the d-rib and then build a dubbing loop with the simi-seal. Move the thread to the thorax. Wrap the d-rib in open wraps to the thorax and then follow with the dubbing loop between the wraps of d-rib. Build a peacock thorax and then wrap the hackle back, tie it down and move thread to hook eye. Whip finish.Presentation Tips:
Leisenring Lift to represent an emerging caddis.