Tied a few flies last night. First time at the vise in a while. These aren't even for me, they're for an upcoming fly swap. I like tying flies similar to these for probing pocket water in search of eager brook trout. With a touch of floatant, these stiff hackles are great dries, but soak them good in the stream and they play the role of sub-surface wet fly more than adequately. The fish usually enjoy them, but wild brookies usually aren't too selective. I hope the recipients of the swap aren't discriminant either.