Monday, March 31, 2014

Featured Fly - Soft Hackle Grannom Caddis

Soft Hackles have never been my expertise, and I do not claim to know much about them. However with the up and coming Grannom hatch, I decided it was time to put one up. I came up with this simple guy two years ago to fish on the little J. It worked well, so per request from a couple readers, here you go. Again I am no expert, but this simple pattern has worked for me. Enjoy

Hook: TMC 200R 14-18
Thread: UNI Thread - 6/0 - Olive 
Rib: Ultra Wire - Small - Copper
Body: Peacock Herl - 4 or 5 
Hot Spot: Lazer Dub - Chart.
Hackle: Partridge - Natural 

Step 1: Make a thread base, tying your wire in as you go back. 

Step 2: Tie in 4 strands on peacock herl. I like to break the tips off, this helps to make them all even.

Step 3: Wrap the peacock forward. Leaving about plenty of room for dubbing and collar.

Step 4: Wrap the wire forward. This will help making the fly more durable.

Step 5: Make a small dubbing ball. This will help keep the hackle up.

Step 6: Pick out a hackle feather, separating it to make a tie in point.

Step 7: Tie in the hackle, cutting the tip off.

Step 8: Make 3 wraps of the hackle, making sure it is distributed equally around the fly.

Step 9: Whip finish and cut off.

Finished Fly: 

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