You would think with more time on my hands during the shelter-at-home restrictions that I could pay better attention to what recipes require; The Claret Alder was supposed to be simple enough but lo and behold, I use red wool instead of claret wool for the tuft of tail.
The pattern calls for a gold ribbing over peacock herl body. Anytime I see a pattern for a peacock herl body my fishy senses tingle. Add some claret hackle and a bronze mallard wing...it should be money for angling. So here is the Not-Claret-Enough Claret Alder: