Body: Peacock herl
Wing: Starling wing, or partridge tail
Tail: Mallard, two fibers
Body: Cinnamon brown mohair
Wing: Woodcock wing
The body and hackle could be more of a cinnamon color, but without the dye I chose a brown mohair and legs for this pattern. The woodcock wings gives a overall good balance to this pattern, one I really like, and will bring with me as a allround searching-pattern.
Body: Yello, brown, black
Wing: Hen pheasant, or partridge wings
Here tied with Hen Pheasant wings.
Body: Cream-colored mohair
Hackle: Same color as body
Wing: Owl’s wing
Here is a fly where most is just tied in the spirit of the original pattern: the body is cream-colored sealsfurn, the wing is norwegian grouse in winter-colors, with hackle to match the wing, not the body.
Body: Yellow green mohair
Legs: Red or cinnamon
Wing: Starling or bunting wing
Don’t mistake the “red” as what you would choose today on a modern pattern when a red hackle is used: use a brown-colored hackle, this is what was meant with red back then.