Video Pro Tips: Intro to Fly Fishing with Soft Hackles

Soft Hackles have been around for a long time, but I know that many anglers don’t confident fishing these sparse patterns. Here’s a good video from the folks at Silver Bow Fly Shop that offers three simple techniques for fishing Soft hackle patterns and explains where and when to fish them. The tandem-rig set-up—with a beadhead Soft Hackle on top and a standard, smaller pattern below—can be especially deadly. So watch this video and then add some Soft Hackle flies and strategies to your arsenal.

The Sparkle Soft Hackle is a productive pattern that offers great action in the water.
Photo via orvis.com

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