Monday, December 7, 2009

The Revision

The Revision
Hook: Partridge CS10/1 #1/0
Thread: 8/0 black Uni
Tip: fine gold thread
Tag: canary yellow silk
Tail: Golden pheasant crest, green Impyan in strands over
Butt: black ostrich
Body: 3/5 dark kingfisher blue silk, 2/5 black SLF #41 picked out roughly
Rib: oval silver tinsel, counter ribbed with fine silver thread
Hackle: Golden pheasant crest
Throat: fine speckled guinea dyed Kingfisher blue, bright yellow speckled guinea over, thin bunch of chartreuse  #05 krystal flash over
Wing: 2 pair Lady Amherst tippets dyed purple, back to back, 1 pair green impyan over
Shoulder: Junglecock long
Horns: 4 strands red #3 Kryatal flash spread wide, 6 strands chartreuse #05 krystalflash
Topping: 4 strands peacock herl

Ever have one of those days when you get the body right, you get the wing right, but they are on two different flies, or should be?  Well, I don't know how many times I redid this fly before I got the wings and body the way I wanted them. 

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