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Lots of mistakes, I retied the tag and floss 4 or 5 times trying to get it right, close enough for the fishes eh:hihi:. A little better on portions I think, long and sleek like it should be. Comments welcome as always.
 

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Tail setting is very nice on this one and body work is getting much better !!
Wings are spot on and hackles are just right, well done !!
I see the JC nails rolled on you :chuckle: it happens dude. Just fish this one on a dry line and it will seem like it's looking down on the fish :hihi:
You already mentioned the tag, looks a little lumpy. Use a single strand, split it in half if it's of the thicker strand variety. Pick a starting point that will be covered by the body and wrap rearwards to the bend and transition back into the body to tie off. I wrap my floss over a silver tinsel base that makes the floss glow. I do not waste my metal tinsels on underbodies at all. I actually use silver Krystal flash !! I take two strands and tie them in and wrap the under body. It makes a very thin, flat underbody that adds no bulk, so you have a nice tight, thin tag. I also counter wrap all of my floss tags with either silver or gold x-fine wire if you have noticed. This adds protection and sparkle :smokin:

You will find that the Dunt is another flee that really entices steelhead ... a great pattern for both steelhead and salar !!


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Thanks Mike, i do under wrap all my lighter color floss with mylar tinsel and will try splitting the floss on the next one.
 

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Skip using mylar under your tag. Use of white thread under is all thats needed. It will be much much smoother if you do so. This and maybe a bit shorter veil and this fly would be worth to frame. Nice hook, good tail lenght, good wing set and length. Good job!
 
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