Hook: Mustad 94840 #16
Thread: Sheer 14/0 Black
Tail: Mallard Flank White
Body: Turkey Biot Lt. Olive
Wing: Mallard Flank Olive
First time tying this pattern, got the wings and body ok done, the hackle could have been a bit shorter, but I don’t think that is a problem.
As you can see here: I got the wings nicely separated, but with the long hackle I could have had some more material in the wings to fill it out a bit.
When you start tying flies and photographing them with a macro lens then all the minute details comes out and I could have re-done this until I got it correct, but I mainly tie for fishing purposes (and to learn new things) so all the flies I put up here have a good chance of ending up in my flybox. The pictures here are all a part of my path to learning more about the different patterns, so I will add the not-so-good as well as the good flies here: it is all a part of the journey to become better.