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The Red Rooster tied by Ronn LucasMaterial List:
Here is a fly that I recycled the wing feathers from. The first fly, “Red Riding Hood” was tied many years ago. I must have been at least somewhat happy with it but it has always been one of “those” flies that you kinda cringe at the sight of it let alone should someone else see it! So, a few weeks ago I tore it apart to salvage the rather interesting pair of feathers I made the wing out of, I have only those two feathers.
The new version also leaves me ‘unsatisfied” although less so than the first. It is a fairly large fly and I used a Banksian tail feather I stripped for a hackle. The barbs are fairly big so they don’t flow as would a finer barbed hackle. I like the coloration with the wing though. I’ll sit back and look at it for a spell and see if I view it differently as time passes.