For those who love small streams, wild trout, and life...in their simplest form
Monday, July 29, 2019
The Grouse And Flash
The grouse and flash soft-hackle wet fly has been in my box for many years. I first came across this pattern while reading Thomas Ames book Hatch Guide For New England Streams. It is a caddis pattern that when used at those "right" times is absolutely deadly. I came across a similar fly that featured a light tan thread body with pearl ice dubbing for the thorax and a very small grouse feather for the hackle. This fly was also good when I used it. I like this fly at this time of year, the reason is that's when it has been the most effective.
"Grouse and Flash"...Hook-Mustad 3906B...Body-Pearl Mylar...Thorax-Hare's Ear Dubbing...Hackle-Grouse
I tie these flies in sizes 10 through 14...I have also tried 16's.