These are some recent soft hackles I tied up on size 14 and 16 hooks. I love tying and fishing these flies. They are simple, elegant and effective, as well as versatile. You can swing them, twitch them, dead drift them, or grease your leader and float them just under the surface film imitating an emerger, some kind of terrestrial or drowned adult. I tie them in every color under the rainbow, here are just a few samples.
Krystal flash body
Red with Peacock
I wind my hackles forward, as well as reverse like Tenkara style. Both styles are effective.