How to Tie the Grenadier – Soft Hackle, Wet Fly Trout Pattern

Producer: Savage Flies

“Created in the early 1900s by Dr. Henry Alexander Bell of Wrington, South Somerset, England. This soft hackle fly pattern was originally created for still-water reservoir fishing but has proven effective in trout waters throughout the world.

Hook: #12-14 wet fly
Thread: Black or brown 8/0
Body: Red or orange seal fur (substitute wool)
Rib: Silver or gold oval tinsel
Hackle: Light badger hen

I found this pattern in an older Mike Dawes’ book called “The Flytier’s Manual.” This was printed in the UK and copies can sometimes still be found at: https://amzn.to/35Aqst1″