Tailwater Soft Hackle
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This fly has been good to me since I started tying it about 5 years ago. It has evolved from something pretty scrappy into quite a pretty fly courtesy of Davy Wotton’s input. Read on for the recipie
I tie it in 14s and 16s, mostly with the small Ultra Wire you see here but originally it was tied with Brassie Wire and it would sink really fast, so its an option for faster flows.
The Red/Yellow was my first combination but the Green/Yellow I probably fish more often in this area. Copper/Dark Copper looks great, Black and Silver is traditional, Red/Blue can work well, and of course, Bec’s Tailwater Soft Hackle which has a fluorescent pink body, and electric blue Prism Dub thorax. This really works on bright sunny days.
Hook: TMC 102Y or wetfly hook 14- 16
Thread: UTC 70 color to suit
Body: 2 strands of small Ultra Wire.
Thorax: Davy Wotton Prism Dub peacock.