This easy to tie soft hackle pattern takes early season trout feeding on midges or emerging baetis mayflies. The purple thorax seems to be a trigger to trout. This fly can be fished deep behind a nymph, on the swing, or as a dropper a few inches behind a dry fly. Soft Hackle flies are easy to tie, but are some of the most lifelike flies in the water. Don't let the simple looks of Soft Hackle Flies fool you!