The Soft Hackle Streamer is very simple to tie. Just make sure the marabou you are using has very thin stems. This makes it easier to wind around the hook. I use large mallard feathers as a collar hackle and a few strands of pearl. The fly was originally created by the great Jack Gartside.
I presented this in one of my older posts. When I get my camera situation sorted I will do a sbs.
This is a swedish pattern created for high altitude fishing. The materials you need are squirrel and a hackle. It looks like a mess, but the fish will go crazy on summer evenings. I usually tie this in all natural colors.
Me and super-kid tying flies. He’s only five years old, but really interested. I am looking forward to teaching him the beautiful art of fly tying. Fly tying has been my favourite thing since the age of 10 and it never goes away. As I have mentioned in previous posts fly tying will teach you so much about fish, flies and wild life. Enough to last a lifetime. Can’t wait to go midge fishing for small brownies with this guy and his own flies on the leader…
I am starting to enjoy tying again. I am even tying some for sale this year. I have been tying for almost 34 years so it’s just natural to tire from it sometimes. I’m getting old and grumpy maybe, but I also dislike the “look I can glue a fly” thing, and all the synthetics/plastics that dominates many tiers nowadays. I even use these materials in my own tying, but as little as I can. I mean, there’s a lot of great, skilled and highly talented people out there. I also see a lot of people who should have attented good courses in the art of fly tying.
Well, time for The Undertaker…