Grouse & Gold Variant

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NightWatchman
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Grouse & Gold Variant

Post by NightWatchman » Sun Jul 25, 2021 8:40 pm

Hook. …… Gaelic supreme Sz 14
Thread. … Pearsall’s gold
Body. ….. White translucent horse hair wrappped over gold silk
Thorax ….. Peacock herl
Hackle …. Red Grouse covert feather

***Let me know what you think. The grouse is one sided stripped
and a bit long because I was in a spidery kind of mood !
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Re: Grouse & Gold Variant

Post by letumgo » Mon Jul 26, 2021 6:44 pm

Lovely wee spider. I’d fish that in a heartbeat.
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Re: Grouse & Gold Variant

Post by davidriley » Wed Jul 28, 2021 7:32 am

Very nice 👌 Spidery is good - I like slightly longer hackles. I think they add to overall action of the fly.

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Re: Grouse & Gold Variant

Post by Fishnkilts » Wed Jul 28, 2021 6:07 pm

I like how the peacock herl looks. Wish mine came out so precise. Brilliantly done.
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Re: Grouse & Gold Variant

Post by Brooktrout52 » Mon Aug 09, 2021 8:33 pm

Looks great. Where do you get the horse hair?
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Re: Grouse & Gold Variant

Post by DUBBN » Mon Aug 09, 2021 9:14 pm

Brooktrout52 wrote: Mon Aug 09, 2021 8:33 pm Looks great. Where do you get the horse hair?
Probably from their tales or manes.
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Re: Grouse & Gold Variant

Post by NightWatchman » Tue Aug 10, 2021 3:53 pm

Brooktrout52 wrote: Mon Aug 09, 2021 8:33 pm Looks great. Where do you get the horse hair?
Thank you. We have an Andalusian in the backyard. I can send you a bit if you’d like.
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Re: Grouse & Gold Variant

Post by Ron Eagle Elk » Wed Aug 11, 2021 8:40 am

If you don't happen to have an Andalusian in the backyard, music stores usually have really nice, white hair from a stallion to restring bows for violins, cellos and such. I mention stallion only because mares get urine on their tails and it weakens the hair. Not a problem with fly bodies, but if you decide to spin up a horse hair line or leader, it could lead to a lost fish.
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