Published Jul 11. 2012 - 9 years ago
Updated or edited Nov 27. 2020

#193 - Picric Partridge

Picric Partridge - Ryan Houston Tied by: Ryan Houston Originated by: Ryan Houston Hook: Gaelic Supreme Mike Martinek 8xl #1 Thread: Black Body: Gold...

#193 Picric Partridge - Ryan Houston #193 Picric Partridge - Ryan Houston


Tied by: Ryan Houston
Originated by: Ryan Houston

Hook: Gaelic Supreme Mike Martinek 8xl #1
Thread: Black
Body: Gold oval tinsel
Belly: Peacock herl then white bucktail
Throat: A bunch of picric dyed hackle fibers
Underwing: Golden pheasant crest bending over the hook bend and bunch of picric dyed hackle fibers
Wing: Picric dyed hackles
Cheek: Picric dyed french partrige
Eye: Jungle cock
Head: Black

Notes: The lovely bronze olive tones of the picric dyed hackles and partridge are perfectly framed by the golden body and pheasant crest used on this streamer. With the addition of the hackle fibers tied in between the wing, these perfectly shaped saddle feathers glide perfectly over the body. Picric dying is a process of submerging feathers or fur into a solution of picric acid. It results in a range of yellow to olive tones, and depends on the base color of the material being dyed. It is not something you see everyday, but it looks stunning and elegant on the long hook.

for more information on picric acid dying, you should read the Global Fly Fisher article on dying with picric acid.

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beautiful!

Comment to #193 - Picric Partridge...

Ryan, great streamer. The colors look to be suited for a brown trout.

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Beautiful materials and tie, Ryan.

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