Published Oct 26. 2012 - 9 years ago
Updated or edited Nov 27. 2020

#300 - Harry's Speckled Shiner

Tied by: Jon Harrang Originated by: Jon Harrang Hook: Gaelic Supreme Mike Martinek/Carrie Stevens streamer hook size #6 8xl Body: Gold flat tinsel...

#300 Harry's Speckled Shiner - Jon Harrang


Tied by: Jon Harrang
Originated by: Jon Harrang

Hook: Gaelic Supreme Mike Martinek/Carrie Stevens streamer hook size #6 8xl
Body: Gold flat tinsel
Rib: Gold oval tinsel, small
Belly: Approx. 6 strands of fine peacock herl followed by a small bunch of white bucktail.
Wing: Tied in as 2 separate units with shoulders, with each side consisting of a dark green saddle hackle flanked on the outside with a Coq de Leon saddle hackle.
Shoulder: Mallard flank feather, natural grey-brown
Eyes: Small Jungle Cock
Throat: Schlappen fibers, dark grey
Head: Brown Benecchi 12/0

Notes: This pattern was named in honor of Harry Gross, arguably the finest classic streamer tier in the western USA. Sadly, Harry passed away in the fall of 2010. I was fortunate to know him as a friend, mentor, and fishing buddy. His gorgeous feather-wing streamers had quite an impact on me and inspired me to begin my own experiments with this style of fly. Although I am still a rookie when it comes to dressing Rangeley-style streamers, I'd like to think Harry would be pleased that I am trying to take what he taught me and use it to move the art form forward, just as he did.
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Comments

Comment to #300 - Harry's Speckled Shiner...

Beautiful Pattern!!!!
Harry would love it...

Comment to #300 - Harry's Speckled Shiner...

Great tying, Jon. I've missed seeing Harry at the NW Tying Expo.

Comment to #300 - Harry's Speckled Shiner...

This fly is an absolute cracker,i bet it would take most predatory fish.I am sure your friend Harry would agree,it is also extremely well tied...

Comment to #300 - Harry's Speckled Shiner...

I love this one!!

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