for clipped adipose - Mike, I hope the river drops-in soon and maybe for a couple of pics in the days to follow.
I used to tie these, and the Paint Brush, on large heavy 1/0 & 2/0 hooks. Not so large anymore. Both of these started out as white BEP, and the white cape in the background. Dyed using Jacquard acid-dyes. The Calf-tail I intended didn't take the colors so well and hence the crest-toppings. I reversed the yellow and orange for one. I think the color contrast is greater with the orange to the outside. I do believe the intent behind McMillan's color scheme was max contrast...
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