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Looking at the state of what crest I have left - looked for alternates. Had been thinking of mohair as a topping - found it has already been done.
 

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Dang, nice. Even has it's own down pillow!
 

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And it will look amazing in the water!
I agree !!

Bill McMillan used golden olive calf tail as a topping on the very first Winter's Hope because he ran out of all of his nice long GP crests ;)

Dyed yellow pheasant rump would work or the golden yellow GP breast feathers would give a nice shine too.

Nice work on the T&L Vic !!


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Absolutely Mike, the calf tail in the Winters Hope - same idea. There is an example in Classic Salmon Fly Patterns (Radencich) where I found mohair as a topping - but perhaps the Winters Hope deep down in my subconscious is where the idea actually spawned. It's a pattern that Im far more familiar with than the classics. The tail in this fly is the yellow back feather of the GP you mention - notched in a V near the base and drawn in. The tips are very fragile. The white neck is where the heckles come from - gray rainy week and white seemed like good back ground.
 
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