Golden Demon Featherwing
While putting stuff away on my always cluttered fly tying table, the remnant of a turkey tail feather intrigued me. The tips of the barbs were frilly, not at all married, while the bulk of the feather held together very well - as turkey does. I had basically thought the feather was used up as the sides of that feather had tied a bunch of muddlers, but those frilly ends fascinated me and I decided to tie a simple featherwing Golden Demon with the remnant. I forgot the topping tail and used orange bucktail as an underwing and used flat mylar for most of the body. Turned out pretty good and those frilly tips move around quite enticingly. Ready to fish. Tied on a #2 6XL hook.