I twist up these little softies for the winter months, they produce well. I like to fish them behind the golden oldie. In the tutorial i will show you a way to use up those big partridge feathers you have. The fly i tie is a size 16, and the hackle i use is about an 8.
Lets get started tying one. For this one I will tie up a yellow.
|Hook in vise, Start your thread, lay down a nice thread base back to just beyond the point|
|Get yourself your biot. With the feathers the longest biot are located roughly in the middle. Take a look at the none biot side. It is almost a mirror image of the biots. Where this side is longest, the biots will be as well.|
|Dub a small thorax area.|
|Measure your hackle length, You can make it as long or as short as you desire.|
|Once you decide what length you want hold the middle over the top of the hook shank, and pinch the hackle barbs to each side. Take one loose turn over the partridge. Tighten the wrap, letting go of the partridge as you tighten.|
|Whip yourself a nice head and snip your thread.|
|Give the head a good coating of cement if you desire. You now have a partridge and biot, which trout cant refuse.|
Here are some other flies tied from using the package of feathers.