Today’s installment of the Soft Hackle Saturday highlights the Peacock and Partridge. Also known as the Soft Hackle Peacock, this fly is wicked quick to tie and is a staple of the wet fly arsenal. All you need is some wet fly hooks (8-16), peacock, partridge, oval gold tinsel, black thread, and about 30 minutes to crank out a pile of these bad boys.
Imitating nothing in particular, swing this fly in the current or strip it in still water. The Peacock and Partridge absolutely kills it during summer caddis hatches when you can’t get anything on top.
Andy manages Duranglers Flies and Supplies online store and web content. When he is not plugging away in the basement of Duranglers, he can be found in the shop talking weird flies, throwing spey casts for few fish, eating pizza, drinking coffee, painting, and raising a family in Southwest Colorado.
His fly fishing writings have been published on blogs such as the Daily Drake and Simms Wading Room.