Adding more material to the Married Wings & Jungle Cock that I created earlier: this time with Golden Pheasant as tail, topping and side. Also added black ostrich in front of the tail.
Originally I had a 3-color wing, but the additional black just didn’t want to tie in, got to practice more on that. This is also first time I’m tying in a proper topping with golden pheasant, so that came out ok.
This is a part of my continious exploration towards the fully dressed salmon fly
Hook: Dai-Riki 899 #6
Thread: UNI 6/0 Black
Tag: UNI-French Oval Md Silver
Tail: White & Red Goose Shoulder
Body: Red Floss
Rib: Black Floss, UNI-French Oval Md Silver
Wing: White & Red Goose Shoulder
Sides: Jungle Cock
Throat: Hen, Black
Head: Ostrich Herl
I got a small patch of Jungle Cock as a present the other day and I have had some plans to start tying classic salmon flies this winter, so I’m starting with very simple versions to learn the layering and marrying of wings and building up materials.
This one ended up not too bad, I had some problems with tying in the married wings and the throat should have been tied in under the ostrich herl. I also feel that the wing is a bit too long ( and the tip of the wing just didn’t marry very well )
As you can see from the top-down picture: the jungle cock almost aligns and the wings looks decent for now.