The Partridge and Orange is a staple in many fly boxes and an excellent fly to fish during a caddis hatch.
I tie them a few different ways, sometimes with floss and wire rib but mostly, I just this simple pattern that’s been around forever.
- Hook: Standard Wet Fly Hook
- Thread: Orange silk, also used for the body
- Hackle: Lighter colored feather from near the shoulders/neck area of the partridge; tied in by the stem
- Thorax: Natural Hares ear