How to tie a Red Ass Soft Hackle
Such a crude name for a bug as elegant as this one must be ironic. The Red Ass Soft hackle is one classic little wet fly. Using some of the most traditional materials and techniques, this fly is a good old bug. If you are in to swinging small soft hackles to eager fish that will whack the fly on a tight line, look no further. This lightweight pattern is great about moving with the current and pulses along the way. Even if you aren’t into the traditional swing style fishing, throw this bug on the end of your nymph rig and let it go at the end of your drift for that unexpected fish sitting lazily at the end of the run.
Ingredients & Recipe
- Vise – Mongoose Vice
- Scissors – Dr. Slick Arrow Point
- Bodkin – Rising Stout Bodkin
- Whip Finish – Tiemco Midge Whip Finish
- Tool Kit – Loon Tool Kit