Also, I absolutely detest the cold and snow. I wasn't made for this climate. If not for a career in music, I'd be living in Hawaii now! I guess that's why I'm not a steelheader.
Anyhow, aside from some classics for fishing, the "The Hammer" is kicking off the "fancy fly" tying season for me. Stay tuned for more to come...
Hook: Mustad 3899 5/0
Tip: oval silver tinsel
Tag: red floss followed by green embossed tinsel
Butts: light blue hackle, followed by red hackle, followed by ostrich herl
Body (1): red floss, ribbed with green embossed tinsel
Body (2): jungle cock nails, tied chatterer-style
Body (3): "red feathers", tied chatterer-style, with one small jungle cock nail on each side
Bottom Wing/Throat: pair of jungle cock nails; kingfisher cheeks; two toppings below all
Wing: jungle cock nails with pair of dark green hackles slightly shorter than the j.c.; broad strips of amherst pheasant above; four toppings above all
Head: ostrich herl