Radical Departure
Tied by: Bill Trublubug Southeastern PA, US
Bill Trublubug

Bill Trublubug
1 year ago

Perhaps just too “fly in the face” of convention/tradition?

Since #Grahame #Adams posted his “under hackled” Gold Spider, I’ve been somewhat enamored with using ostrich herl as an under hackle on my soft hackle/spider flies. Should a North Country spider fly have a shiny tinsel body and an ostrich herl “hotspot” ? Well Grahame, do you have an opinion?
I think I like this one in black and orange, especially as we approach Halloween.

Body:Black Kreinik Metallic Blending Filament , Hotspot: orange ostrich herl, Hackle: speckled hen back (barred black and white).

Martin Fabricius
1 year ago

Great with a hotspot! @southfb you inspire most of us 👍🏻

Michael hackwith
1 year ago

you inspire me mr.bill !!!!!!!

Wyatt Martin Collins
1 year ago

It's no different from the traditional peacock herl behind the hackle. But that body; you're on thin ice.

Bill Trublubug
1 year ago

Thanks for your thoughts Wyatt. The difference to me with the ostrich herl was the fiber length of the herl versus peacock. Always glad to have other perspectives. Sometimes I get carried away with my “little experiments”. Nothing like an occasional reality check.

Wyatt Martin Collins
1 year ago

I'm gonna try that ostrich herl thing, it looks pretty good. The shiny body is probably effective but I can't stray that far from tradition.

Wyatt Martin Collins
1 year ago

Forgot to say, that is one beautifully proportioned fly.

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