Sunday, August 1, 2010

Gray Hackle

After doing some research in Perrault’s Standard Dictionary of Fishing Flies, it was amazing to find 23 variations of the Gray Hackle series. Some flies in the series even have their variations. I am using one book for the pattern recipes of this series but suspect there may be more out there, such as regional, personal etc recipes.

Here are some of the flies from the book


Gray Hackle Blue
Hook: Dry 12-14
Tail: Scarlet Hackle Fibers
Rib: Gold Tinsel
Body: Blue Floss
Hackle: Grizzly


Gray Hackle Gold
Hook: Dry 12-14
Tail: Gray Hackle Fibers
Rib: Oval Gold Tinsel
Body: Gold Tinsel
Hackle: Gray


Gray Hackle Gray
Hook: Dry 12-14
Tail: Scarlet Hackle Fibers
Rib: Gold Tinsel
Body: Gray Floss
Hackle: Grizzly


Gray Hackle Green
Hook: Dry 12-14
Tail: Scarlet Hackle Fibers
Rib: Gold Tinsel
Body: Green Floss
Hackle: Grizzly


Gray Hackle Peacock
Hook: Dry 12-14
Tag: Gold Tinsel
Tail: Grizzly Hackle Fibers
Body: Peacock Herl
Hackle: Grizzly


Gray Hackle Peacock
Hook: Dry 12-14
Tag: Gold Tinsel
Tail: Golden Pheasant Tippets
Body: Peacock Herl
Hackle: Grizzly


Gray Hackle Purple
Hook: Dry 12-14
Tail: Gray Hackle Fibers
Rib: Gold Tinsel
Body: Purple Floss
Hackle: Grizzly


Gray Hackle Quill
Hook: Dry 12-14
Tail: Grizzly Hackle Fibers
Body: Stripped Peacock Quill
Hackle: Grizzly


Gray Hackle Red
Hook: Dry 12-14
Tail: Scarlet Hackle Fibers
Rib: Gold Tinsel
Body: Red Floss
Hackle: Grizzly


Gray Hackle Silver
Hook: Dry 12-14
Tail: Scarlet Hackle Fibers
Body: Embossed Silver Tinsel
Hackle: Grizzly


Gray Hackle Silver (Wet)
Hook: Dry 12-14
Tail: Scarlet Hackle Fibers
Body: Embossed Silver Tinsel
Hackle: Grizzly Hen


Gray Hackle Yellow
Hook: Dry 12-14
Tail: Scarlet Hackle Fibers
Rib: Gold Tinsel
Body: Yellow Floss
Hackle: Grizzly

Reference: Perrault's Standard Dictionary of Fishing Flies

1 comment:

Mark said...

Excellent article! I feel that many classic patterns are unjustifiably ignored by the community at large these days. In one way, its unfortunate, but in another way, I think it allows some excellent fishing for the few of us fishing these old attractors to heavily pressured fish.