On a TMC 7999 2/0, tied in hand. Subbed CDL for the grouse hackle, but came out a bit more dense than I was looking for. Should still fish well on a tip though
Thanks I will look for the book.Very cool pattern and well tied. CDL is an interesting material.
Phanrakorva, not sure on Hardy patterns in this respect but if you are looking for lower cost, less exotic classics Irish patterns are a good place to start. E.J. Malone's book has a lot of good patterns.
I don't think it's limited to just Hardy, you can find examples of less material intensive flies from most of the old guys (Hale, Kelson, PT,etc) it's just takes a bit of digging. These are the kind of patterns I reach for when tying in hand, and I quite often make substitutes for materials, like in this fly.Nice. The Hardy patterns are new to me. I’m getting the idea that these patterns are a bit simpler and use fewer material. Materials much less rare and expensive. Or am I wrong about this?