Those timeless flies
The simplicity of a perfect hackle placed on the right hook and a minimum body are the things that characterize soft hackle flies.
Their origin and first use are almost lost in the darkness of very past times, but every time that I put one of them on the end of my leader I can see and prove their eternity.
Please take a look at the following gallery of soft hackle flies born in my fly tying bench.
From top to bottom: Partridge and orange, Soft hackle peacock, Partridge and yellow, Grouse and green, Snipe and purple, Grouse and orange, Partridge and hare´s ear.