Partridge & Purple Soft Hackle
I was inspired by Davie Whitlock to only fish with a box of classic soft hackle flies for the summer of 2016. I tied up a box of soft hackles in every color ahead of a western roadtrip for Douglas Outdoors.
The best fly in the box was a purple & partridge. I added a rib of violet Semperfli Micro Metal to this fly and tie it on a #12 Firehole wet fly hook.
I had more fun and caught more fish because I wasted no time digging through boxes. All you have to do is cast down and across and let the flies do the work.
Pull over to any random stream with a multi-fly soft hackle rig and you find out quickly if there's any trout!