I'll let you know how the rhea hold up. These probably won't see any action until the white river blows out on the deschutes this summer.... Did you have a problem with the rhea breaking or just falling out? I put mine in a dubbing loop, then secured it with a few wraps of zap a gap soaked thread just to be sure it wont go anywhere.I know black and purple are the favored colors, but that pink and white has just got to pull the shrimp trigger in the steelhead brain. Great looking intruders.
BTW, interested in hearing how the rhea holds up. I love it too, but I didn't find it to be as durable as I'd hoped.
Thanks Todd! I've been checking in your blog now and again, you tie some beautiful skaters! I'll be on the NU a couple times this June / July, so I may be mimicking some of your ties! I am just stuck on this intruder tying kick, its just something about tying something that swims and pulsates!Cool flies! I notice intruders are back!!