Grouse and Orange

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ocsofthackle
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Grouse and Orange

Post by ocsofthackle » Wed Jun 10, 2020 10:37 am

Nothing special about this Grouse and Orange other than it’s large and tied full (#8 2xh 1xl). I use it during the October Caddis hatch with some success and also pick up the occasional summer steelhead. Tied with Ruffed Grouse hackle,orange floss and light hares ear thorax.
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Re: Grouse and Orange

Post by Pitonboy » Tue Jul 28, 2020 8:00 am

Any specific orange floss (especially non-Pearsalls still available brand/color)? Looks like copper wire too? Nice fly, well tied
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Re: Grouse and Orange

Post by Old Hat » Wed Jul 29, 2020 10:14 am

Excellent looking large PO. We have had some great discussions on this forum about the efficiency of larger soft hackle patterns. I have fished a lot of them for steelhead while catching trout as a biproduct. Not really matching hatches as steelhead flies but the trout take them quite often.
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Re: Grouse and Orange

Post by Old Hat » Wed Jul 29, 2020 10:17 am

Pitonboy wrote:
Tue Jul 28, 2020 8:00 am
Any specific orange floss (especially non-Pearsalls still available brand/color)? Looks like copper wire too? Nice fly, well tied

Welcome Pitonboy,
Lots of floss available. Kimono 100 and YLI make good silk tying thread as replacements for the Pearsall's. Both are relatively easy to find.
I hate it when I think I'm buying organic vegetables, and when I get home I discover they are just regular donuts.
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Re: Grouse and Orange

Post by joaniebo » Wed Jul 29, 2020 12:48 pm

Very nice dressing. The Ruffed Grouse hackle looks great. I could swear that I had some of the RG hackles somewhere in my boxes but heaven knows what happened to them.

Bob
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