Soft Hackled Speckley Grey..

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Soft Hackled Speckley Grey..

Post by Johnno » Sat Feb 01, 2020 12:30 am

Imitation of a local swimming nymph.

12 to 14 long shank hook.
Olive Veevus thread 14/0 with GP tail, few turns of 010 lead free wire, a “Double Magic” dubbed body of peacock wing herl wrapped with a touch dubbed rope of olive and grey rabbit, a small spikey thorax of natural squirrel and hare and a hackle of natural CDC
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Re: Soft Hackled Speckley Grey..

Post by Johnno » Sat Feb 01, 2020 12:33 am

And this is another imitation of the same nymph.

The Grey Darter.

Traditionally dubbed ( slightly lighter coloured) body with a silver wire rib. The hackle is CdL hen.
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Re: Soft Hackled Speckley Grey..

Post by letumgo » Sat Feb 01, 2020 8:07 am

John - Could you do a tutorial on the first version? I am interested in seeing your tying sequence.

I gotta try these...
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Re: Soft Hackled Speckley Grey..

Post by Johnno » Sat Feb 01, 2020 3:50 pm

I’ll give a go Ray....

A couple of peacock wing herl Strands

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Thread lightly waxed with a tacky wax
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Dubbing lightly touch dubbed onto the thread
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Dubbing loop formed...


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Re: Soft Hackled Speckley Grey..

Post by Johnno » Sat Feb 01, 2020 3:54 pm

Hold the herl with the dubbing loop
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Spin it together to form the rope
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Wrap to form body
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End result!
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Re: Soft Hackled Speckley Grey..

Post by letumgo » Sat Feb 01, 2020 5:05 pm

Thanks John. That’s perfect. I will try my hand at these soon. ;)
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Re: Soft Hackled Speckley Grey..

Post by DOUGSDEN » Sun Feb 02, 2020 6:38 pm

Johnno,
Wow! These look great! I'm not sure but I think the cdl hackle makes this pattern look very alive! No, it's all the ingredients that contribute to it's great looks! Gosh, you're good! Keep'm comin'!
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Re: Soft Hackled Speckley Grey..

Post by letumgo » Sun Feb 02, 2020 9:38 pm

John - Do you mind if I move this post into the tutorial section?
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Re: Soft Hackled Speckley Grey..

Post by Johnno » Sun Feb 02, 2020 10:24 pm

No worries.... 8-)
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