Right on man! I took a look at Colin's site and sure enough..... right there on a page from a 1917 Hardy catalog is a split wing J.S. with a wing of dark brown, very cool. Hardy called this series of flies "Monoplane" which is an interesting name that I may have to adopt! Others listed on the same Monoplane page included a Thunder and lightning, Black Doctor, Durham Ranger and a Torrish among other popular patterns of the day. Thanks for the heads up, I have probably scrolled over this image on the site 10 times and never really seen it for what it was!
Mitch.... Fair enough mate.... However I would argue that a cold beer and tying a fly is far less detail oriented than what I was doing ALL day yesterday.... maybe it was the beers that were the unwinding part? :chuckle:
The thought had crossed my mind to marry some red/bl/gr turkey to some cinnamon for the wing, but I chose to just stick with a single color and let the body be the fly, maybe next time.
DD..... you seriously crack me up sometimes :hihi:
Mike. I just had to work the swords in there somewhere, I thought about in the tail but it just didn't seem right. It's just not a J.S. without the swords!
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