Monday, December 7, 2009
Hook: Partridge CS10/1 #1/0
Thread: 8/0 black Uni
Tip: fine gold thread
Tag: canary yellow silk
Tail: Impyan crest, long, Kingfisher over
Butt: black ostrich
Body: ¼ buttercup yellow silk, close ribbed with fine gold thread, veiled above and below with paired Impyan head scales, butted with red ostrich. ¼ hot orange SLF # 15, ¼ fiery orange SLF # 16, ¼ fiery claret SLF # 13
Rib: oval silver tinsel, counter ribbed with fine gold thread
Hackle: fine speckled guinea dyed yellow, sparse
Throat: fine speckled guinea dyed red, lemon wood duck over
Wing: 2 pair hot orange hen neck feathers back to back, tied long, 1 pair golden pheasant tippets over, 1 pair Lady Amherst tippets dyed scarlet over.
Cheeks: metallic reddish brown neck feathers from Impyan pheasant, 1 pair green Impyan head scales slightly shorter over. Also 1 pair slightly longer Impyan head scales drooping Dee style.
Horns: Impyan crest tied to the orange hen
Topping: Golden pheasant crest
In retrospect, a bit over the top I think.