Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Fly Of The Week
Over the years at Lady Blue, the Partridge and Orange soft hackle has brought me a tremendous amount of fun in battling the bows.
I usually fish the Partridge and Orange as a trailer off of a weighted nymph or even a streamer and usually it is the fly of the two that captures the fish.
This soft hackle pattern does quite well drifted by itself under an indicator with a little split added to get it slowly down in the column or you can fish it like it is a drowned adult insect.
When tying the Partridge and Orange one key is to keep the hackle quite sparse so one...maybe two turns of the feather is enough.
It's a fun and productive fly and one you do not want to be without when on the river Blue.