This week has been really hectic. The fall semester at the college is really putting pressure on me, and I have not been able to get out on my local streams. Does not help It poured down rain for 24 hours straight either. So, I do not think I missed much. I wanted to get out today, but I had to do the family thing. Kids, wife and I spent the early afternoon looking for Charlie Browns Christmas tree. Found it, hung my ornament on the tree, and began tying flies.
I am in a "Holiday" fly swap on Pa Fly Fish. The theme is soft hackles. Believe it or not, I have never tied soft hackles before. It really blows my mind, when I think about it. The reason being because I have not tried fishing soft hackles. I am going to make it a point this coming year though, to really work on my wet fly fishing. I need to, because I know how productive it can be.
I decided to tie a BWO Biot Soft Hackle Emerger. I think it came out ok for my first time, but the hackle is a little long.
Thread: UTC 8/0 Olive
Body: BWO Dyed Turkey Biot
Thorax: Fly DK (Slovenia) Classic 3/4 River Green mixed with 1/4 Fly Dk (Slovenia) Spectra Peacock Dubbing
Wing: European Winter Partridge