Paying my respect to a true master of fly tying and flyfishing, the late great Jack Gartside. If I had to choose just one streamer fly for the rest of my days of fishing, Jack’s Soft Hackle Streamer would come out on top. You can wrap up a dozen of these in an hour and they will catch just about any predator out there. In this video I tie Jack’s original version and a variation with jungle cock sides instead of a mallard hackle.
Gartside’s Soft Hackle Streamer (with affiliate links)
Hook: Ahrex PR320 Predator Stinger #1 – https://amzn.to/2Mz0RqR
Tread: Black UTC 140 – https://amzn.to/2oaUErD
Tail: Midge Crystal Flash, Silver – https://amzn.to/2MG8nAv
Body hackles: Marabou (Blood Quill) Fl. White and Peacock Blue – https://amzn.to/32HnZcj
Front: Teal Flank Natural – https://amzn.to/2of0x7w or as an alternative: Pro Sportfisher Jungle Cock Sub.
Important tying tip: The main material is blood quill marabou, which combines volume with a spey-like character. It’s important that all feathers in a soft hackle streamer are tied in by the butt end – not the tip.
Read more about the Soft Hackle Streamer on this link: https://michaeljensens.com/angling/?s… And watch another version, where I combine marabou and schlappen hackle on this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5eb_m… I tie this in many different color combinations. What is your favourite color combo for a Soft Hackle Streamer?
The camera gear I use for making my videos (affiliate links – read my affiliate declaimer here…)
My DSLR Camera
Nikon D7100 camera
Nikon AF telezoom Nikkor 70-300
Nikon AF Nikkor 28-70
Sigma Macro 105 1:2,8D
Sigma Macro 50mm
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 16-85 mm 1:3,5-5,6
My all weather/underwater camera
Olympus Tough TG-5
DJI Mavic Air