Description: This is an excellent fly style that is time-tested, and updated with modern materials. The wire body gives the fly just enough weight to break the surface so it can be effectively fished underneath a dry as a dropper. Gen-X Soft Hackle has it all; the flash adds sparkle, the dubbing translucency, the hackle adds movement and a veiling affect....ALL these features make this fly very popular and irresistible to fish!
What it imitates: Caddis, Mayfly, or Midge nymphs, emergers and scuds. Also a great attractor!
When to fish it: The versatile appeal of this fly, makes it a great choice to be fished during a variety of hatches as an emerger or immediately right after a hatch. When there is no surface activity, this is an excellent attractor fly.
Where to fish it: Rivers, Streams, Lakes and Ponds. Just about any place you find Caddis, Mayflies or Midge hatches.
How to fish it: Effective dead drifted, lifted or with a swimming retrieve, as a dry-dropper under a dry or strike indicator just in the surface film, or straight across and let it swing down.
Turnaround time to complete order: 2 weeks
MINIMUM ORDER FOR THIS FLY IS 1 UNIT - 1 UNIT IS 1/2 DOZEN.
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