This is a fishing fly, so I extended the tag forward and pushed the body up, away from teeth. I also used the full BEP feather, instead of stripping one side. I'll be interested to see how she swims this week.
The collar is gadwall which I picked up in a big pack on Ebay. Gadwall flank feathers can get very long--in fact, if I'm not mistaken Dec and Marty have used Gadwall for spey hackle on smaller flies. Seems like a read it somewhere in their Steelhead Flytying Art and Design. It's also nice b/c of the stark mottle--more pronounced than some of the other birds, though Widgeon is nice too.