Saturday, April 22, 2017

Gray Hackle Series

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  recipes etc. These flies can also be tied as wet flies.

Here are some of the flies from the book


Gray Hackle Blue
Hook: Dry style
Thread: Black
Tail: Red hackle fibers
Ribbing: Flat gold tinsel
Body: Blue floss/yarn
Hackle: Grizzly


Gray Hackle Gold
Hook: Dry style
Thread: Black
Tail: Gray (blue dun) hackle fibers
Ribbing: Oval gold tinsel
Body: Flat gold tinsel
Hackle: Gray (blue dun)


Gray Hackle Gray
Hook: Dry style
Thread: Black
Tail: Red hackle fibers
Ribbing: Flat gold tinsel
Body: Gray floss/yarn
Hackle: Grizzly


Gray Hackle Green
Hook: Dry style
Thread: Black
Tail: Red hackle fibers
Ribbing: Flat gold tinsel
Body: Green floss/yarn
Hackle: Grizzly


Gray Hackle Peacock
Hook: Dry style
Thread: Black
Tag: Flat gold tinsel
Tail: Grizzly hackle fibers
Body: Peacock herl
Hackle: Grizzly
Note: Red hackle fibers can also be used as the tail


Gray Hackle Purple
Hook: Dry style
Thread: Black
Tail: Red hackle fibers
Ribbing: Flat gold tinsel
Body: Purple floss/yarn
Hackle: Blue dun


Gray Hackle Red
Hook: Dry style
Thread: Black
Tail: Red hackle fibers
Ribbing: Flat gold tinsel
Body: Red floss/yarn
Hackle: Grizzly


Gray Hackle Special
Hook: Dry style
Thread: Black
Tail: Red hackle fibers
Ribbing: Flat gold tinsel
Body: Yellow floss/yarn with black ostritch shoulder
Hackle: Grizzly


Gray Hackle Yellow
Hook: Dry style
Thread: Black
Tail: Red hackle fibers
Ribbing: Flat gold tinsel
Body: Yellow floss/yarn
Hackle: Grizzly

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