I prefer to see the body and topping body veilings tied in the manner of the GHOST, the classic salmon fly the PINK GHOST and PURPLE GHOST are based upon. The GHOST has a 2-part body with the rear section taking up 40% of the body, and the front the other 60%. The topping body veilings on the GHOST are tied-in, top and bottom at the end of the rear body section and are just slightly longer than the ostrich butt.
This said, I also prefer to see the GHOST and these two modern versions/variations tied a dee or spey (the GHOST with its bronze mallard wing) flies, which is different from the original GHOST that was tied as a normal rolled wing classic wet with normal length hackle and wing. I think they fish and look better with classic spey and dee style proportions and hackling.
A forum community dedicated to Spey casting, fishing, flies, and enthusiasts. Come join the discussion about trails, licenses, fishing, game laws, styles, reviews, optics, accessories, classifieds, and more!