Since the Swift is so shallow and clear, it’s very easy to see how trout react to various flies. I’ve noticed that when a fly with pink goes by, more likely than not, a trout will go out of its way to inspect it. If I’m lucky, it will mouth it.
And, since I’ve had good luck with small soft hackles, as written here, I decided to combine the two and create this fly in size 22:
I’m calling this fly “The Pink Lady,” and will give it a go the next time I fish the Swift.
It’s fun to try different things.