Sawada's Heckham Silver

Moderators: William Anderson, letumgo

Sawada's Heckham Silver

Postby ScottP » Thu Dec 21, 2017 7:59 am

Image

Image

Image

Don't tie many McGinty's so I have little experience with this part of a mallard; kind of unruly stuff, but pretty.


hook - Mustad 3906 #8
thread - Danville 6/0 black
tail - golden pheasant tippets
rib - oval tinsel silver
body - tinsel silver
hackle - hen black
wing - white tipped mallard (from the blue chevron on the wings)


Regards,
Scott
ScottP
 
Posts: 502
Joined: Mon Dec 29, 2014 12:02 am
Location: Ashburn, VA

Re: Sawada's Heckham Silver

Postby fly_fischa » Thu Dec 21, 2017 6:16 pm

Beautiful tie as always Scott, I meant to u ask u before about your winging technique. The wings on the wets you have posted recently almost have a half cylinder effect, like they are tied out of one continuous slip rather than two matching slips paired and folded. I don’t know how else to describe it, hope it makes sense? How are you tying these,you have me intrigued...
Karsten
Ps. I love Sawada’s book, mine is in storage. From memory there was a large yellow softhackle tied with a yellow guinea fowl from memory? Might have been called The Allen, I always wanted to tie that pattern but never got around to it...
User avatar
fly_fischa
 
Posts: 505
Joined: Sun Nov 08, 2009 9:01 pm
Location: Melbourne Australia

Re: Sawada's Heckham Silver

Postby Johnno » Fri Dec 22, 2017 2:50 am

Those mallard secondaries can be a bitch. I’ve tied many many Peverill ‘o the peaks and Heckhams ( Heckham - it’s a great name for a cat BTW ) and almost every time those damned secondaries get me..... not that the trout care, but for macro pics... arrrrrgh!
User avatar
Johnno
 
Posts: 416
Joined: Tue Feb 24, 2009 11:09 pm
Location: Nelson New Zealand

Re: Sawada's Heckham Silver

Postby Johnno » Fri Dec 22, 2017 2:51 am

And what’s more, if a Tyer of your ilk finds those secondaries a hassle, then I feel vaguely better about them. :D
User avatar
Johnno
 
Posts: 416
Joined: Tue Feb 24, 2009 11:09 pm
Location: Nelson New Zealand

Re: Sawada's Heckham Silver

Postby ScottP » Fri Dec 22, 2017 8:33 am

fly_fischa wrote:The wings on the wets you have posted recently almost have a half cylinder effect, like they are tied out of one continuous slip rather than two matching slips paired and folded. I don’t know how else to describe it, hope it makes sense? How are you tying these,you have me intrigued...


Karsten,

Just paired and folded, maybe a bit of overlap due to thread torque that creates the cylinder effect (completely unintentional).

fly_fischa wrote:Ps. I love Sawada’s book, mine is in storage. From memory there was a large yellow softhackle tied with a yellow guinea fowl from memory? Might have been called The Allen, I always wanted to tie that pattern but never got around to it...


Allen's Mayfly

Image

Image

Image

Took this from Mr. Sawada's site; subbed wire for oval tinsel rib.

hook - Mustad 94840 #8
thread - Danville 6/0 black
tail - pheasant tail
rib - small wire gold
body - floss yellow
body hackle - badger
collar - guinea dyed yellow

Regards,
Scott
ScottP
 
Posts: 502
Joined: Mon Dec 29, 2014 12:02 am
Location: Ashburn, VA

Re: Yeller

Postby swellcat » Fri Dec 22, 2017 10:19 am

. . . large yellow softhackle tied with a yellow guinea fowl . . .


Hot, fresh flies, made to order . . . while you wait!
User avatar
swellcat
 
Posts: 377
Joined: Sat Oct 15, 2011 4:37 pm
Location: Cowtown, Texas, US

Re: Yeller

Postby ScottP » Fri Dec 22, 2017 6:18 pm

swellcat wrote:
. . . large yellow softhackle tied with a yellow guinea fowl . . .


Hot, fresh flies, made to order . . . while you wait!



Rush job; needs a second coat of Sally on the head.

Regards,
Scott
ScottP
 
Posts: 502
Joined: Mon Dec 29, 2014 12:02 am
Location: Ashburn, VA

Re: Sawada's Heckham Silver

Postby fly_fischa » Fri Dec 22, 2017 8:55 pm

HA, That's the one Scott, thank you so much for taking the time to post the recipe and tie one :D Such a pretty fly, very bold hackle for some reason I loved the look and flow of it...
Re the wings, I quite like the look but daresay it'd be a hard effect to achieve consistently after your reply...
Well you've inspired me to pull my finger out and tie one last fly before Christmas eve and appropriately after all these years and your kind reply I'll post my version of Allens Mayfly in the wingless wet section.
Happy holidays to you and yours Scott. K :D
User avatar
fly_fischa
 
Posts: 505
Joined: Sun Nov 08, 2009 9:01 pm
Location: Melbourne Australia


Return to Fly Dressings - Winged Wet Flies

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests