The Grouse and Gold soft hackle. This is a common fly, well maybe not so common, but the materials are and have been in use for centuries. The first is pretty simple in both material and ease of tying. Grouse is a feather that is pretty forgiving, and it does not slip or break easily as some fathers do and it has that mottled look that is very appealing to trout. The recipe is...Hook #14, Body, Gold Thread, Thorax Olive Squirrel, and the Hackle is Grouse.
This is a variant of the first fly. The difference is the thorax which is a holographic thread. I can't give you the name of the thread for it was given to me by another fly tyer and either I forgot what he told me or he never mentioned it.
I did fish this fly and received mixed results....I'll give it another workout soon.
A camo t-shirt. Mark over at "Fishing Small Streams" uses a similar shirt and has suggested it to me that I do likewise. Well Mark I did and it does help conceal me much better on those little streams. This shirt was a bargain at 10 bucks, it is lightweight and does not make one sweaty and clammy as some camo shirts do. Thanks buddy.