This is a beautiful little soft-hackle fly. I’m impressed by both the tying and the video production of this clip and hope to see more in the future. The video has a good presentation of the splitting thread to create a dubbed body. The graying and trout won’t even see this one coming. Happy tying.
Tying a golden oliv flymf with Gustav Fröléen (Canon 60D) from Jonatan Slapokas on Vimeo.
When I was at the WCFFE this past January I found an interesting new product called Nymph Head, a weighted tungsten bead with built in eye features. The eyes can be colored for a bigger effect or left plain. The Partridge and Orange is a favorite of mine and the addition of the new bead puts a killer spin on this classic. Fish this one in deeper faster runs for trout and grayling. The new video is provided by our friends at Rise Form Studio TV and the pattern is tied up by Mr. John Collins.
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From my own vise. Another use for starling. Look for an iridescent feather to suit the size of the hook. Black Gnats in all their incarnations have been decent flies for me on many small creeks. Soft hackles are great to fish as emerging bugs, floating just under the surface, hackle swept back trapping tiny pockets of air around the body of the fly. The trapped air can represent trapped gases on the natural insect. I’ve also tied this on a curved scud / wet fly hook.
Hook: Standard curved scud hook 12-18
Thread: Red 8/0
Hackle: Irredescent Starling
Body: black dubbing dubbed onto the thread finely
Ribbing: Pearl Crystal Flash