Gartside’s Soft Hackle Streamer – Michael Jensen

From Michael:
“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. 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. ”

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2 Responses to Gartside’s Soft Hackle Streamer – Michael Jensen

  1. Fred Lord

    May I ask what was the vice name used for this fly?
    I seem to be on a never ending search for the “right” vice.
    Fred Lord

    • Paul Beel

      This is what Michael said about his vise.
      “I get a lot of questions on that vice. It was made 10 years ago by a Danish craftsman, Thorkild Damm, and it is out of production now. I don’t think he made a lot of these, actually. All the best, Michael”