Rainbow Warrior Soft Hackle

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Rainbow Warrior Soft Hackle

Post by Roadkill » Sat Dec 15, 2018 6:07 pm

This is my soft hackle version of Lance Egan's Rainbow Warrior nymph.
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ImageIMGP5699 by William Lovelace, on Flickr

I use a Dai Riki 070 #14 & omit the wing case to tie this in the round. I added two turns of a Medium Dun Whiting Hen Hackle to use this pattern as an emerger.
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Re: Rainbow Warrior Soft Hackle

Post by UC Steve » Sat Dec 15, 2018 9:35 pm

Elegant wee lure. Like it better than the original, which was a beadhead, if I remember correctly.
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Re: Rainbow Warrior Soft Hackle

Post by letumgo » Sun Dec 16, 2018 7:27 am

Beautiful pattern and excellent conversion. It looks like an effective searching pattern.

Your tinsel work is impeccable, by the way. ;)
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Re: Rainbow Warrior Soft Hackle

Post by Old Hat » Mon Dec 17, 2018 8:12 am

I'm worse than a cat with a laser pen when it comes to being attracted to attractor patterns. Well done Bill.
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Re: Rainbow Warrior Soft Hackle

Post by Mike62 » Tue Dec 18, 2018 7:49 pm

letumgo wrote: Sun Dec 16, 2018 7:27 am Beautiful pattern and excellent conversion. It looks like an effective searching pattern.

Your tinsel work is impeccable, by the way. ;)
It certainly is. I like this version better than the original, too.

...I keep looking at the tinsel work. Beautiful.
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Re: Rainbow Warrior Soft Hackle

Post by ronr » Thu Dec 20, 2018 11:40 am

Roadkill inspires me with his creative use of materials and use of beads in some of his flies. So I've been working on a pattern I can call mine and came up with this one. I'm calling it a Quill body, hot spot soft hackle. it obviously must be an attractor.

It got tested this week on the Crooked River. I did very well I might add. I sent this picture to Roadkill for some comments and critique, and he has given me some good suggestions for my continued work on this guy.
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Re: Rainbow Warrior Soft Hackle

Post by letumgo » Thu Dec 20, 2018 12:46 pm

Ron,

I suggest that you tye two dozen of these, and send them to me for careful inspection. :twisted: :D ;)

Maybe then I could provide suggestions for improvements. Until then, let me just say congratulations on creating a successful pattern. Great stuff!
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Re: Rainbow Warrior Soft Hackle

Post by tie2fish » Thu Dec 20, 2018 2:57 pm

That is a beauty to be sure. Hackle like that will virtually swim in the water.
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Re: Rainbow Warrior Soft Hackle

Post by ronr » Thu Dec 20, 2018 4:10 pm

I'm blushing...flattered by the complements from you guys..
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