|Tag/Tip: Silver thread & yellow silk floss
||smooth & tapered, from barb to point
|Tail: G.P. topping & small chatterer
||Kingfisher is a good sub for chatterer, & was used
historically because chatterer was expensive
|Butt: Red wool (I like dyed herl)
||2 turns only, above the hook point, to hide the tie-offs.
|Body: Flat silver tinsel
||Wrap a smooth underbody with flattened floss, then wrap
tinsel from front to rear to front to hide gaps.
|Ribs: Oval silver tinsel
||5 turns only, size proportional to hook. Tie off on underside,
to avoid forming a "lump" at the wing position.
|Hackle: Silver Doctor blue
||"Silver Doctor Blue" is similar to powder blue.
||Light toned teal is a good sub.
|Underwing: Tippet strands
||Matched feathers back-to-back, with a "V" cut from the
|Wing: Yellow & blue swan, bustard.
||Finely speckled turkey tail subs for bustard. Dyed goose
shoulders sub for swan.
|Sides: Married narrow strips of Summer duck & Pintail;single
fibers of blue/gold macaw as horns
||Summer duck= barred wood duck
|Topping: G.P. crest
||Sized so topping meets tail; touch the tip with a red
marker pen to imitate red-tipped toppings.
|Head: Red wool
||Red thread looks great with a high gloss finish.