How to Tie Jack Gartside’s Soft Hackle Streamer

Producer: Tim Flagler

Videographer and tier Tim Flagler offers this variation of Jack Gartside’s Soft Hackle Streamer.  Says Flagler: “I tie it using different techniques than Jack did but the end result is very similar. As good looking as the fly is in the vise, it’s underwater where the magic really happens, nearly every fiber produces movement. With the exception of some pearl crystal flash, the entire fly is built with feathers from a Whiting Farms Soft Hackle with Chickabou Pelt. These pelts are available in a wide range of colors and include both soft hackle feathers as well as chickabou, which resembles marabou.”