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CP&O Soft Hackle
Tied by William Lovelace

CP&O Soft Hackle


CP&O Soft Hackle

Category Steelhead Soft Hackle

Mustad 9049X #4


UTC Fluorescent Orange

Body 100% Merino Wool
Ribbing Silver Oval Tinsel
Hackle Chukar Partridge

CP&O 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 love Partridge and Orange soft hackles for trout so I created a larger variation for steelhead.

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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