Tim , that is a beauty :smokin:
I have the most success with flies like this .... bread & butter .
The Balmoral is my highest producing fly , change the colours of your fly and it is basically the same .
Basic elements : a little POP , some contrast , keep it sparse , use colours of confidence , low profile in low/cool water , high profile in high/cold water .
One of my greatest joy's in fly tying is to experiment with various wing sets. In most cases, the body is the constant (that's where I place most of my effort) and the wings are along for the ride. Take it out for a test drive, Tim...you may be on to something. Lovely fly
That is a beauty Tim! My attempts at Dee wing flies are even simpler than your fly and they have given me success when fished under the right water flow conditions. Here is one and the fish it caught last October:
Oh hell yes, simple flies catch fish (e.g. the skunk). However, while your fly has a simple wing, the rest of the fly is not. You have a tinsel tip, a floss tag, two sectioned body with ribbing, a hackle and a collar, and JC cheeks. Compared to a full-dressed Jock Scott, it may be simple, but really, its not. And yes, I think that fly would hunt.
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