Hook: Daiichi 2052 #1.5
Thread: Sheer 14/0 Black
Tag: UTC French Tinsel Medium, Lagartun Silk Floss
Body: underbody of white UNI-Floss, UNI-Floss Doctor Blue
Rib: UNI-French Medium Oval
Hackle: Keough Hen Saddle
Wing: Wapsi Peacock Swords Bright Green
I found this pattern after T.E. Pryce-Tannatt on traditionalflies.com. I just got some peacock swords for tying up Rusty Rat and was looking for something else to use them for, in addition I got my first package of the Daiichi 2052 silvers and the combination of these came out quite nice.
Recently I have been looking for (and testing out) new varnish for finishing up the heads for salmon flies, and on friday I got some Hard Head from Loon that I’m really happy with so far – they are not too runny, sets really nice on the head and is easy to work with. More about that later though, have a good sunday!
In an older picture of this pattern, the peacock sword was much heavier and more full – perhaps more in line with an Alexandra with the tips all lined up. The hackle had more of a blue-green tint, perhaps turquoise. This tie is very pretty although the older pattern had a certain something.