Just could not resist joining in the fun. Some great variations to try!
This is my "Port Dalhousie Princess" named after our local port in St. Catharines, Ontario.
A proven summertime bass killer on a heavily dressed number 6 or larger hook, and successful for 'bows tied sparser on a size 8.
Hook: Mustad 9672 #6 4XL for bass and #8 2XL for trout
Thread: 6/0 Uni white
Tail: pink marabou with stem tied along shank to beef up the body profile, plus 4 strands silver Flashabou
Body: pink Diamond Braid
Hackle: Floro-pink saddle hackle tied tip first, with extra turns at the head to form a substantial collar. In this sample the marabou at the base of the feather was used. I find this provides a larger profile and more subtle movement to the fly.
Head: optional black head cement