To everyone reading, BreamBuster asked me if I wanted to join. Instead of explaining in PM, I'd figured I do it here.
BB ... I'd consider this one, actually I WANT to do this one.
<I haven't tied for a swap since they were ... less controlled. I did a couple and both ended with late deliveries and such. So I just quit them.>
However, your timing is off. I don't have the materials with me to tie my favorite "go-to" fly here in my hotel. I'll only be home for one week this month and one week in March. I would be doing Wife a serious wrong if I spent any of that time tying flies.
I hope you understand. I would've tied up some "Panfish Attractors".
Hook: size 8 or 6 straight shank/hook eyeThread: pink is my most productive colorEyes: bead chain ... go larger, rather than smaller ... I think that shiny part is one of the triggersTail: FTD Northern Lights (blue/silver) or similar.Body: dubbed with fine tan/beige dubbing wrapped tightly.Wing: (most important part, I believe) Raccoon tail ... the light/dark band part.
Is this your favorite gill fly? Just curious.