In this video Tony Torrence ties his version of a Dec Hogan fly pattern called the Garden Hackle. The fly uses natural and very attainable materials that have “spey fly like” qualities. Tony demonstrates how to use a Dubbing whirler, Dubbing brush and Cautery Tool during the flies construction.
The fly fishes well on a floating line or a short sink tip when swung down and across.
Garden Hackle Variant Steelhead Fly
Hook: Gamakatsu T10-6H 2,4
Thread: Veevus Black 8/0
Tags: Silver Flat Mylar/Danville Fl. Red Nylon Floss
Rear Hackle: Pink Guinea
Rib: Flat Pearl Mylar Large
Body: Purple STS Dubbing
Hackle: Black Pheasant Rump
Wing: Purple Grizzly Saddle
Hackle: Purple Guinea