Partridge & Flash InspirationRead a great post over the weekend from Alan at Small Stream Reflections...you should really go read it when you get a chance.
He tied a 'Partridge & Flash' wet fly that looked really simple to tie, yet effective as all get out. The post itself tells a great story in and around the tying & fishing of this fly.
Thought I'd tie a few of my own yesterday, except reverse the hackle and make them tenkara style kebari. I also added a peacock herl collar, which is a typical feature on my tenkara flies. As you can tell, I'm not much at the vise, I can tie about 6 patterns adequately, but these turned out okay despite the poorly focused picture below.
I really need to get better quality partridge, the feathers I have came in a fly tying kit from a few years back and are all nasty and full of fluff. That said, I can't wait to give these a try once I get back on some trout water. Maybe Colorado at the end of the month.
Did you tie or fish any different flies this weekend?