“GS & M” soft hackle

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“GS & M” soft hackle

Post by NightWatchman » Mon Jan 11, 2021 9:37 pm

Tonight i was just staring at a lovely dark orange Pearsall’s wooden spool of thread
that must be over 50 yrs old and I said to myself I gotta tie something with that
gorgeous thread. So here goes. Love to hear your opinion.

Hook. ...... Tiemco 2487. Sz 14
Thread. ...... Pearsall’s silk dark orange
Body. ...... Mole touch dubbed
Thorax. ..... Orange seal with a touch of orange ice dub. Pic does not show it as orange 🍊 but it is !
Hackle. ..... Red Grouse
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Re: “GS & M” soft hackle

Post by letumgo » Mon Jan 11, 2021 10:25 pm

Marvelous. What a great addition. ;)
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Re: “GS & M” soft hackle

Post by Mike62 » Tue Jan 12, 2021 7:29 am

Yup, I like it.
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Re: “GS & M” soft hackle

Post by Ron Eagle Elk » Tue Jan 12, 2021 8:58 am

Very buggy looking. I like it.
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Re: “GS & M” soft hackle

Post by NightWatchman » Tue Jan 12, 2021 7:52 pm

Thanks Gentlemen. It’s untested but I sense that it will be a fish catcher.
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Re: “GS & M” soft hackle

Post by Theroe » Wed Jan 13, 2021 7:40 am

Very nice - in particular, I really like that well marked grouse feather you used.
Soft and wet - the only way....
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Re: “GS & M” soft hackle

Post by FlyFisherMann1955 » Wed Jan 13, 2021 7:23 pm

It's a well tied fly and I'm sure it will catch fish.

To me, your picture highlights the hackle, as mentioned by Dana.
Perhaps the orange thread will be more noticeable when it's wet.

If your goal was to highlight the wooden-spool orange Pearsall's
Gossamer, then why not tie a "Grouse & Orange" and not hide the
orange silk under the dubbing. Here is an example of what I mean,
but this one just used Rust Brown Uni 8/0.
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For guys who fish the October Caddis hatch, do you think this fly would work?

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Re: “GS & M” soft hackle

Post by Fishnkilts » Wed Jan 13, 2021 9:05 pm

There's nothing about your fly I do not like. The hackle choice is brilliant. I have never seen red grouse hackle before and it's awesome looking.

Nice choice on the hook style too. I have been thinking about using hooks like that just for a little variety.
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Re: “GS & M” soft hackle

Post by NightWatchman » Thu Jan 14, 2021 12:37 am

Thank you Kilts . I think it will fish well.
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Re: “GS & M” soft hackle

Post by BrkTrt » Thu Jan 14, 2021 7:03 am

For guys who fish the October Caddis hatch, do you think this fly would work?

YES sir....
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