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CDL Soft Hackle
Tied by William Lovelace

CDL Soft Hackle


CDL Soft Hackle

Category Steelhead Soft Hackle

Mustad 9049X #6


UTC 140 Fluorescent Orange

Tag Oval Silver Tinsel
Body 100% Merino Wool dubbing
Ribbing Oval Silver Tinsel
Hackle Coq De Leon

CDL Soft Hackle was tied by William Lovelace, one of the most prolific contributors on this site. You can find many more of his flies at his page on this site, The Flies of William Lovelace

Bill's Notes: I got the feather and the inspiration from “Old Hat” another Eastern Oregon tyer who posts many beautiful creations on the Net.

About the Soft Hackle Series: I am someone who likes to use traditional soft hackles for trout. It carries over into tying steelhead flies. One of my favorite steelhead series is Alec Jackson’s Spades and they are essentially soft hackles tied with a particular variation of incorporating the deer hair in their construction. Soft Hackles quick and easy to tie in sea run trout sizes are worth a try in any steelheaders’ fly boxes.


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