Green Drake Soft Hackle

Created by Jeff Morgan


Imitates an emerging green drake mayfly. For more about this fly, see the article 21st Century Soft Hackles.


Vary the size to match the natural insects that are hatching.

How to Fish

While a surface swing is the traditional presentation, you can also use the fly as a dropper off a dry fly or use shallow nymph or rising nymph tactics.

Tying Instructions

1. Debarb hook, place in vice, start thread.

2. Tie in tail.

3. Tie in copper ribbing.

4. Dub abdomen.

5. Counter-wrap abdoment with ribbing.

6. Dub thorax

7. Tie in widgeon flank and fold around hook. Tie off.

8. Whip-finish, trim, and cement.

HOOK: Dai Riki 270, size 10-14

TAIL: Widgeon flank

ABDOMEN: Olive Ice Dub

RIBBING: Small copper wire

THORAX: Peacock Ice Dub

HACKLE: Widgeon flank

WING (OPTIONAL): Soft hen hackle