Blue River Fly Classic

Blue River Fly Classic
A One Pattern Fly Event

Saturday, January 1, 2011

The Bubble Boy Soft Hackle

Sometimes when I get to drinking beer... I come up with some strange ideas.  Last night between tilts of pilsner, I decided to create another beadhead soft hackle, but this time only smaller - in size 16 to be exact.  Not only did I use a metal beadhead, a glass bead was also employed. 

Now exactly what I expected of the glass bead I don't know.  Like I said, I was drinking beer.  But, perhaps my thinking was it would simulate a trapped air bubble or maybe just add a little flash to the fly.  Of course this is a weighted fly, as it's intended to be, and this will allow us to get it a little down in the column., Of course, we can control just how far or deep we want it with a strike indicator which is the beauty of this fly.  It is meant to imitate an emerging insect and thus the air bubble makes a little sense.

Plan on taking it to Blue on the next outing and put it to the test.  If it's a success I'll quickly share the information with everyone.  If it's a great failure then it's back to the tying desk and pilsner.

Rear view of the bubble boy soft hackle
Glass bead is directly behind beadhead.  Click on image for a better view.
The beginning stage of the bubble boy partridge and orange soft hackle.

1 comment:

Harley said...

All my truly great ideas have been inspired by Lone Star, any Brown Ale and the great Coors Light!