United Fly Tyers of Rhode Island, Inc.

Soft Hackle Fly

Tied by: Ed Lombardo

Hook:  Size 14 or 16
Thread: Gray or color to match the fly
Dubbing: Gray or color to match the fly
Wing:  Hungarian Partridge

Gray body makes a good searching pattern, but the soft hackle is also tied to imitate specific emerging nymphs, such as the generic Pheasant Tail and Hare's Ear, or the specific caddis nymphs (Partridge and Green or Orange), Sulphur emergers.

They are usually fished on the swing, with or without floatant.