Hook: Kamasan B175 or B170 size 10 or 12
Butt: Glo-Brite No.3 or 4
Rib: Gold wire
Body: Red seal's fur.
Body Hackle: Grizzle hen dyed ginger
Cloak: Bronze mallard.
Legs: Knotted pheasant tail.
Thread: Red UTC 70 den.
Good consistency, plus a couple of red-letter days meant the 'Soldier Hobbler' didn't take long to earn its stripes, and a guaranteed future plot in the fly box. I probably fish this more than the standard Soldier Palmer now, although there are times when the Hobbler is too much, and a plain old Soldier will outfish it no problem. Fish this one on the top dropper, the top dropper, or the top dropper. A fly for the second half of the season.