Partridge and Green Soft Hackle

Hook: Standard wet, size 12-16 Screen Shot 2016-07-04 at 11.07.35 AM
Thread: Black 6/0 or 8/0
Rib: Silver tinsel or wire
Body: Peacock herl
Hackle: Partridge
Head: Thread

1. Place the debarbed hook into the vise. Attach the thread just behind the eye of the hook and start wrapping back towards the bend. After only a few wraps of thread, tie in the ribbing material and wrap back over it to the bend. Wrap the thread back towards the eye where the thread was started.

2. Tie in several strands of peacock herl by the tips. Take the peacock and wrap it around the thread several times to form a rope (this will help make the

peacock stronger). Take the peacock rope and wrap it around the shank of the hook towards the bend, then wrap it back to the tie-in point and tie off. Trim the excess peacock.

3. Now take the rib material and counter wrap in a spiral fashion, making only three or four turns, tie off, and trim.

4. Take a partridge feather and prepare it by trimming the end and removing the barbs from the top half of the feather. Tie in at the front of the body. Take hold of the feather and make only one or two wraps around the hook, tie off, and trim.

5. Use the thread to form a neat head. Whip finish and cut the thread. The fly is ready to fish.