Here is the fly pattern sheet for the Starling and Purple soft hackle fly.

Starling and Purple Soft Hackle |
Hook:Alec Jackson Soft Hackle #13 – 15 or Daiichi 1110 #16 – 18
Thread:Pearsall’s Gossamer purple silk
Thorax:Peacock herl


  1. Begin thread on hook behind eye and wind backwards and end halfway between hook point and barb.
  2. Wind thread forward to thorax and tie in one peacock herl. Take 3 – 4 wraps of herl, tie off and trim herl.
  3. Tie in starling feather by tip. Wrap 1 1/2 turns and bind down.
  4. Whip finish.