Thanks for the kind words everyone Here are the steps I used to tie these.
Thread: 70 denier white ultra
Tag: 5 turns of small oval tinsel
Tip: double layer of floss
Tail: long reddish crest feather from Lady Amherst with paired slips of barred wood duck over
Butt: black Ostrich
Rib: medium oval tinsel counter wound through body hackle
Body: rear half floss; front half SLF dubbing
Body Hackle: Schalappen stripped on 1 side
Flash: 2 strands of Krystal flash on each side of the wing
Collar: Indian neck hackle 3-4 turns
Wing: 2 yellowish GP body feathers tented with single layer of 2 BM slips as a roof
mornin' paul ,
it was great to meet you at speynation , now i can put a face with all these cool flies that keep flying off your vise . thanks for including the pattern ! the purps is the schiznit .
happy 4th .
thanks , jim
How you doing Paul. Pat Clearey here. Wish I had been better about keeping in touch. Just wanted to say those are some great flies. Got to get some time to tie myself, been busy with food plots, Striper Fishing, and bicycling. Looking for a new house in Cooperstown area. Time to leave the West Canada. Trying to put an Alaska trip together. Hope all is well.