The Light Spanish Needle is another great soft hackle fly from T. E. Pritt's classic work...North Country Flies. I just thought it might be another cool fly to post. Even if that's not a good reason it's been around a very long time and is still being used. Longevity is one of the best traits in any fly pattern. This fly is tied with scarlet colored Pearsall's gossamer silk thread, starling hackle and a head of peacock herl.