Keep on tying! (Greenwell's soft hackle)

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Keep on tying! (Greenwell's soft hackle)

Post by Bazzer69 » Sun Jan 12, 2020 11:54 pm

I wasn’t sure where to put this, but I think the fishing cabin is as good place as any. I’m not a great tyer because of poor vision up close, but my flies are strongly tied to withstand the rigors of casting and fishing. Here is a example of what I’m talking about.
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Re: Keep on tying!

Post by Old Hat » Mon Jan 13, 2020 8:35 am

Perfect little wingless wet fly Barry. That would be solid on just about any stream at certain times of the year. Good to see you posting photos.

Ray might move it the Wingless Wets section.

Then he'll ask you to add the materials list. :lol:
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Re: Keep on tying! (Greenwell's soft hackle)

Post by letumgo » Mon Jan 13, 2020 1:18 pm

Move complete. Recipe please... (Carl read my mind)

Barry - Your dressing and photography are superb. Crisp, clean and inspiring. I never tire of seeing fishing flies done so well. Kudos.

Did you use this fly much when you were guiding? When was it most effective?
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Re: Keep on tying! (Greenwell's soft hackle)

Post by Roadkill » Mon Jan 13, 2020 7:10 pm

Nice tie, worthy for any trout stream! 8-)
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Re: Keep on tying! (Greenwell's soft hackle)

Post by ForumGhillie » Mon Jan 13, 2020 7:35 pm

Barry, the fly looks great and it would definitely hunt!
I’m not a great tyer because of poor vision up close, but my flies are strongly tied to withstand the rigors of casting and fishing.
I keep saying this... all that matters is what the trout think. Personally, I think tiers have gone over the top trying to make the perfect pattern images with marco photos and Photoshop editing tools. Look in my fly boxes and you would easily notice I am far from a great fly tier. All I care about is what triggers the trout to take my crappy imitations.
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Re: Keep on tying! (Greenwell's soft hackle)

Post by Bazzer69 » Mon Jan 13, 2020 10:09 pm

Ray, I have to admit I seldom use soft hackles when guiding. It’s mostly chuck and duck with large indicators and nymphs. But in saying that I’ve done well on occasions with using soft hackles in place of nymphs. I generally stick to what I know works, it’s hard to experiment when a client is paying to catch fish. My number one pattern is a Byrd’s Nest followed by a BWO imitation of some kind
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Re: Keep on tying! (Greenwell's soft hackle)

Post by letumgo » Mon Jan 13, 2020 10:29 pm

Can you show us your version of each? ;)
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Re: Keep on tying! (Greenwell's soft hackle)

Post by Bazzer69 » Mon Jan 13, 2020 11:52 pm

letumgo wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 10:29 pm
Can you show us your version of each? ;)
Ray, will do, but I just use the orginal standard patterns, but my materials might vary a bit from others. I’m playing with a new photography setup so it will take a little time to publish.
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Re: Keep on tying! (Greenwell's soft hackle)

Post by daringduffer » Tue Jan 14, 2020 8:01 am

Bazzer69 wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 11:52 pm
I’m playing with a new photography setup so it will take a little time to publish.
Barry
And what a player you are! Tier too.

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