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William Blacker: Standard Flies 15. The Little Soldier Fly

Body: Gold  mohair or floss
Hackle: Small black-red
Wing: Starling and partridge tail, mixed

The Little Soldier Fly from The Art of Angling by William Blacker. The one above is tied in hand on a vintage blind-eye hook, while the three below all are tied for fishing on Ahrex FW580 #10.

A little bit of partridge above the starling wing gives the wing on this pattern a interesting look and should provide that little extra movement for the fly. A technique I should add to some other wets as well.

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