This was the other fly. Compare to see if the green improved. Also your saying bring the mallard down parallel with the hook shank? So basically you see everything through the mallard roofI don't remember your last fly but you did very well on this one! Proportions are spot on for me, the bar in your tippets lining up with the butt shows your attention to detail. The only thing I personally may have done differently is go with more mallard, I probably would ha've covered most of the underwings. That's just a preference thing and says nothing negative about your fly.
Plus I love green!
Thanks for the compliments. The JC is purposely placed under the wing. For me to have them flow as the last step I would have to build an upper wing or widen this wing and then follow the lines and mount rights and lefts to stay close to the wing.That blue and pink unit is a dazzler! It's so clean, bright, and the tinsel work is bang-on! The wing set on the down low looks cool!
If I might, and I'm no expert by any means (Matt and Josh actually have me under their wing), the JC in the green hornet looks like it's under the wing. By design?
Your dressings are worth emulating!
They're both very attractive patterns.
You should be proud!