Partridge and Green
There's something about a soft-hackled wet fly that just screams fly fishing and tradition. They are, at once, simple and elegant. I tied a dozen of these this evening while watching TV and spending time with the family. This one is a minor variation of a Partridge and Green pattern. Tomorrow, I'll tie a dozen Grouse and Orange. Spring is on its way. It's time to fill those fly boxes.
The recipe for this pattern is:
Hook: Standard wet fly hook from size 8 to 18
Body: Thread, according to colour, 8/0 or finer
Dubbing: a tuft of hare's mask dubbing
Hackle: Hungarian partridge