I tried red and brown hackle, then a white moth-miller; all to no purpose.
The fish missed the fly, but rose again to another cast, and this time was hooked on a brown hackle.
The gut carries three flies—a brown hackle, a coachman, with a Jock Scott at the tail—a rainbow aggregation.
To the red ibis and the white miller and the brown hackle and the gray fly they were alike indifferent.
Small Willow Fly,—wings inside of Woodcock's wing feather,—body mole's fur and yellow silk,—brown hackle for legs.
The flies generally used later are the coachman, royal coachman, brown hackle, and gray hackle.
It is little wonder that they would jump at a brown hackle, a professor or even a gaudy salmon fly.
The hunting fever was wakened by the need for the brown hackle already mentioned.
Roach are not plentiful, but there they exist they will not refuse a brown hackle.
It seemed only an attractive novelty and I still believed a brown hackle would suffice.