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 –

Tread:  Black UTC 140 –

Tail: Midge Crystal Flash, Silver –

Body hackles: Marabou (Blood Quill) Fl. White and Peacock Blue –

Front: Teal Flank Natural – 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:… And watch another version, where I combine marabou and schlappen hackle on this:… 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

My Lenses
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

Tripods and stuff
Manfrotto Tripod
Gorilla Tripod
STSEETOP Sun Shade Screen Protector

Bags and backpacks
Pelican Protector Case 1600
Photo Bag
National Geographic Africa Camera Backpack, Brown (NG A5290)

Microphones and recorders
Røde Link Filmmaker Kit
Zoom H1
Microphone Furry Windshield


DJI Mavic Air


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