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My attempt.  That was fun, but I doubt I'd even tie more than one or two of these again.  


I did have a nice double taper going on the body before  the fiasco of mounting the wings, which I started too far back, hiding the front taper of the body and making the head thicker and longer.  

I used two strands each of embroidery floss, doubling back and tying down the tag ends to help create the body taper, then wrapped side/side.  Blue saddle hackle tips as that is the only blue feather I had.  


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Thanks,  it does still have the single taper to the body.  Thanks also for starting the discussion.  

I was laid out for a couple of 5 days with the flu, so could only do a step or two between lengthy bouts of delusion. 

And I take back my barber-pole comment, after looking at flytire's and your posts, that barber-pole body along with the banding on the wood duck wing feathers is ingenious almost.  I don't see that level of creativity often in newer fly patterns.  

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