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AJ Morris

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Yeah, I know it's not steelhead, but trout season is just around the corner and I'm getting geared up for serious tying once again.

Left to right: moose body, yearling cow elk, two grades of winter whitetail doe (bleached.)

It took me a long time to accept synthetic dubbing as "legit" but I'd never go back.

What you can you say about Uni thread? The gold standard.

February here I come!

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Looking good, whats on the (tying) menu?


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At the moment, I'm refilling the blue wing olives and midges. I suppose at my age I ought to start with some bigger stuff, but I'm always so jacked up for dry fly fishing again...

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Those are looking great, would work well in my neck of the woods. 

I especially like the soft hackle BWO - I have been meaning to fish more soft hackles next year. OK I'm inspired, I'm bringing out the vice today 😉

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Soft hackles are a superb option when fishing to any type of Baetis. Being swimmers, they are far more active than most other mayflies. I tend to think that twitching and pulsing a soft hackle makes a far more realistic impression than most traditional nymphs.

Soft hackles in the film sometimes leads to some spectacularly visual boils and grabs.

Some species of Baetis swim to the bottom to lay their eggs, rather than dropping them on the surface. If you encounter a spinner fall, soft hackles can be a viable option here too.

For Isonychia, Siphlonurus, and other large swimmers, soft hackles are the end-all be-all!

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Nice trout flies Mr. Morris. Those flies would work anywhere trout swim! I have been so obsessed with steelhead that I have been ignoring the local trout. I will have to tie up some trout flies and break out the single handers.

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