The key to an effective Soft Hackle Streamer is the quality of the marabou. The fibers need to be long and wispy. We buy the best marabou possible dying it ourselves to get the perfect colors. We stray a bit from the original by adding a little bucktail inside for some subtle depth of color. Instead of the typical mallard collar we us pheasant rump. At one time we tied these in both conehead and the traditional without the conehead. The conehead out fishes the other so we’ve dropped the traditional version.