Oh boy, sooner or later someone had to tie it ...
First off let me say these are tied very well
Excellent profile, material density and flow is spot on ... tied long and thin - kudos!!
However, this is one pattern that makes me gag ... I'm being honest here and nothing is directed towards the tier and no disrespect is intended at all
I can't understand why, I think claret and green is an excellent combination ... it's possibly the pattern itself. This pattern is my Kryptonite I guess.
I first saw it on Colin's site, then my good friend Dwayne tied it and posted it here ... many moons ago. I didn't like it then and things haven't changed.
Later that year, we met up on an east coast salmon river and he said that he had a fly for me to try. He pulls out the very fly he displayed here and said, "I really want you to fish this fly" with a grin from ear to ear. I nearly choked, it was even uglier in my eyes in person. We laughed, had some whiskey and he put that fly on his cap for the rest of the day and taunted me with it. No fish for either of us that day.