A good friend challenged me to do this...
Proportionally a larger gape hook would have been nicer to match the length as well. Agree with busy if it was shorter after staring at it for a while.Very nice! I disagree with those who think it would be better tied on a shorter shank hook. In my opinion, Traherne's flies were made to be tied on long shank hooks; otherwise, they get too "busy".
If anyone if curious how I smooth out my floss bodies check out my blurb on floss burnishing, its a modified way to do it, but it smooth's and shines at the same time.Looking good Matt. Floss work is top notch.