January 12, 2011

Postmodern Soft Hackles

The postmodern take on the classic soft hackle pattern Partridge and Orange, et al.

grouse soft hackles
Clockwerk Orange:
Hook: Mustad 3906, Size 8
Thread: 6/0 UNI, Black
Body: Danville 4 Strand Rayon Floss, Orange
Thorax: Roughfisher's Seal Sub Dub, Peacock Poison
Hackle: Ruffed Grouse Body Feather
Head: 3.8mm Tungsten Bead

grouse and orange
grouse and yellow
grouse and green
Oh bliss! Bliss and heaven! Oh, it was gorgeousness and gorgeousity made flesh. It was like a bird of rarest-spun heaven metal or like silvery wine flowing in a spaceship, gravity all nonsense now. As I slooshied, I knew such lovely pictures!