Gartside’s Soft Hackle Streamer – streamer fly tying

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
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My Lenses
Nikon AF telezoom Nikkor 70-300
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Nikon AF Nikkor 28-70
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Sigma Macro 105 1:2,8D
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Sigma Macro 50mm
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Nikon AF-S Nikkor 16-85 mm 1:3,5-5,6
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My all weather/underwater camera
Olympus Tough TG-5
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Tripods and stuff
Manfrotto Tripod
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Gorilla Tripod
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STSEETOP Sun Shade Screen Protector
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Bags and backpacks
Pelican Protector Case 1600
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Photo Bag
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National Geographic Africa Camera Backpack, Brown (NG A5290)
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Microphones and recorders
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Zoom H1
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Gimbal
Feiyutech
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Drone
DJI Mavic Air
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