A thorough exploration of contemporary use of soft-hackle flies--including nymphs, emergers, and dry flies--that pushes the boundaries of how these types of flies can be used. Covers tying techniques, strategy, and presentation and features over 500 soft-hackled flies with color photos and recipes. Learn how to imitate a full spectrum of trout stream aquatic lifeforms with soft-hackled flies.
Allen McGee is an author, fly designer, photographer, and fly angler who's been fly fishing for nearly twenty-five years. He specializes in both traditional and progressive soft-hackle flies and fishing methods. Allen is interested in innovative fly patterns and designs flies for Solitude Fly Company. He is the author of Tying & Fishing Soft-Hackled Nymphs (978-1-57188-403-9), and his articles and photography have appeared in many popular fly-fishing magazines. Allen lives in Atlanta, Georgia, and fishes extensively on the trout streams of southern Appalachia, throughout the East Coast and also frequents the Rocky Mountain West on a regular basis. Allen can be found presenting and demonstration tying at many fly-fishing events and clubs throughout the year.