Fly Tying a Bird’s Eye Soft Hackle, Wet Fly Trout Pattern

From the Federation of Fly Fishers Fly Pattern Encyclopedia, this tiny soft hackle looks like a cross between a North Country Spider, and a black gnat. An easy-to-tie fly pattern, this could be useful as a trailer to a larger soft hackle or as the second fly on a two-nymph rig.

Hook: #16-18 wet fly
Thread: Black 12/0
Body: Peacock herl (small)
Rib: Extra-small wire
Hackle: Starling

This fly can be found in The Federation of Fly Fishers,
Fly Pattern Encyclopedia:

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Author: Matt O