Published Sep 21. 2013 - 7 years ago
Updated or edited Nov 28. 2020

#67-2013 - Gierach Special

Gierach Special - Bob Petti Tied by: Bob Petti Originated by: John Gierach Source: Trout Bum, John Gierach (1988) pg. 190-191 Hook: Unknown 4xl #6-#12...

#67-2013 Gierach Special - Bob Petti #67-2013 Gierach Special - Bob Petti


Tied by: Bob Petti
Originated by: John Gierach
Source: Trout Bum, John Gierach (1988) pg. 190-191

Hook: Unknown 4xl #6-#12
Thread: Red
Body: Pearl mylar tinsel over white floss, lacquered
Throat: Sparse white bucktail just past the hook bend
Wing: Gray squirrel tail and pearl/uv-pearl crystal flash
Topping: Peacock herl
Head: Salmon Egg Red
Eyes: Black on white

Notes: It was only after reading John Gierach's Trout Bum that I even considered fishing bamboo rods, on tiny mountain streams with simple little buck tails. John started out calling his streamer the Gray Squirrel Streamer on account of the wing material, but eventually someone caught on to his creation and started to refer to it as the Gierach Special. The original pattern calls for a body of pearl flashabou piping would over a weighted body, and the specific salmon egg red head. These little ties are the perfect throw for pools that collect on the trickles of water you can jump across.

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Comment to #67-2013 - Gierach Special tied by Bob ...

Bob,
Great job on the fly
The eyes are perfect as always....

Comment to #67-2013 - Gierach Special tied by Bob ...

Bob, one of the nicest ties I have ever seen of this pattern! Congrats!

Comment to #67-2013 - Gierach Special tied by Bob ...

Bob, that fly is out of this world good. Exquisite from head to tail. LOVED IT!

Comment to #67-2013 - Gierach Special tied by Bob ...

Looks like that little fly could catch fish anywhere...

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