Sean Mills who favours Soft Hackle patterns for the trout streams near Cape Town

Ed Herbst writes:  ‘Soft hackles are one of the most underrated patterns in the Cape and for the life of me I can’t think why. On the day they can be unbeatable.’

That’s the word from Cape Piscatorial Society committee member Matt Rich who has represented his country at both junior and senior levels.

Piscator has reflected the enduring fascination of this ancient and always-deadly pattern in several articles which are listed below.

The internet provides a wealth of information on Soft Hackles both in historical terms and on video clips on how to tie them.