Crystalized Ginger (a sweet little soft hackle)

Moderators: letumgo, William Anderson

User avatar
letumgo
Site Admin
Posts: 12164
Joined: Sat Feb 21, 2009 7:55 pm
Location: Buffalo, New York
Contact:

Crystalized Ginger (a sweet little soft hackle)

Post by letumgo » Sun Dec 05, 2021 10:05 am

Image
Image
Crystalized Ginger
Hook - Mustad 3906B (Size 12)
Thread - Kimono Silk Thread (No. 302/“Origami”)
Hackle - Collin's Hen Hackle (Barred Ginger) - I use either neck hackle (stiffer) or saddle hackle (buttery soft)
Tag/Rib - DMC Embroidery Floss (No. 722/“Light Orange Spice“)
Body/Thorax - Bleached Hare's Mask Dubbing (creamy tan)

Image
Image
Image


Detailed Tying Sequence:
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image

Finished Fly
Image

The one pointing down (6 O'Clock) is tyed with hen neck hackle (glossier and stiffer). The others are tyed with hen saddle hackle (softer/duller and webbier).
Image
Ray (letumgo)----<°))))))><
http://www.flytyingforum.com/index.php? ... er=letumgo

"The world is perfect. Appreciate the details." - Dean
User avatar
ForumGhillie
Site Admin
Posts: 1243
Joined: Tue Mar 24, 2009 9:28 pm
Location: Cheesehead
Contact:

Re: Crystalized Ginger (a sweet little soft hackle)

Post by ForumGhillie » Sun Dec 05, 2021 10:36 am

Beautiful, Ray!
Variant
Posts: 143
Joined: Sun Jun 30, 2019 10:23 am

Re: Crystalized Ginger (a sweet little soft hackle)

Post by Variant » Sun Dec 05, 2021 11:11 am

Well Done , Ray !


Lou
In sport,method is everything.The more the skill the method calls for,the higher it’s yield of emotional stir and satisfaction,the higher it’s place must be in a sportsman’s scale of values. RODERICK HAIG-BROWN
User avatar
hankaye
Posts: 6382
Joined: Tue Jun 08, 2010 4:59 pm
Location: Arrey, N.M. aka 32°52'37.63"N, 107°18'54.18"W

Re: Crystalized Ginger (a sweet little soft hackle)

Post by hankaye » Sun Dec 05, 2021 11:13 am

Ray, Howdy;

2 Huge Thumbs up.

hank
Striving for a less complicated life since 1949...
"Every day I beat my own previous record for number
of consecutive days I've stayed alive." George Carlin
Johnno
Posts: 703
Joined: Tue Feb 24, 2009 11:09 pm
Location: Nelson New Zealand

Re: Crystalized Ginger (a sweet little soft hackle)

Post by Johnno » Sun Dec 05, 2021 12:32 pm

Nice! Embroidery thread is such an underrated material….
User avatar
redsedge
Posts: 168
Joined: Sat Apr 24, 2010 7:52 am
Location: Longmont

Re: Crystalized Ginger (a sweet little soft hackle)

Post by redsedge » Sun Dec 05, 2021 1:21 pm

Very nice, Ray. Thank you!
User avatar
Roadkill
Posts: 2013
Joined: Sat Feb 28, 2009 11:09 am
Location: Oregon

Re: Crystalized Ginger (a sweet little soft hackle)

Post by Roadkill » Sun Dec 05, 2021 5:34 pm

8-) beautiful fly!
newriverspey
Posts: 260
Joined: Tue Sep 15, 2009 6:37 am
Location: Blacksburg, Virginia

Re: Crystalized Ginger (a sweet little soft hackle)

Post by newriverspey » Sun Dec 05, 2021 5:39 pm

Great tutorial! Thanks for posting it.
User avatar
letumgo
Site Admin
Posts: 12164
Joined: Sat Feb 21, 2009 7:55 pm
Location: Buffalo, New York
Contact:

Re: Crystalized Ginger (a sweet little soft hackle)

Post by letumgo » Sun Dec 05, 2021 8:48 pm

John - After seeing your pine squirrel post, I was inspired to make a couple tweeks in this pattern. I've switched out the pale yellow silk for orange (Kimono Silk No. 317/"Orenji"), and the hackle to bleached hungarian partridge.

Image
Image
Image
Image

Looks really fishy...
Image

Thanks for the inspiration John. ;)
Ray (letumgo)----<°))))))><
http://www.flytyingforum.com/index.php? ... er=letumgo

"The world is perfect. Appreciate the details." - Dean
User avatar
Ron Eagle Elk
Posts: 2103
Joined: Sun Feb 22, 2009 12:33 am
Location: Carmel, Maine

Re: Crystalized Ginger (a sweet little soft hackle)

Post by Ron Eagle Elk » Tue Dec 07, 2021 8:45 am

Aaaaand another reason to go to Jo-Ann's Fabrics. Beautiful fly Ray and an excellent tutorial.
"A man may smile and bid you hale yet curse you to the devil, but when a good dog wags his tail he is always on the level"
Post Reply