Hook: Gaelic Supreme Mike Martinek 8xl #2
Thread: White 8/0
Tail: Silver pheasant crest
Body: Light gray floss
Rib: 2 strands fine silver oval tinsel
Belly: Lady Amherst pheasant tail
Throat: Silver pheasant breast hackles
Wing: 2 Whiting silver-laced hackle hackle flanked by slightly shorter silver-laced hackle hackle flanked by a shorter silver-laced hackle hackle
Horns: Lady Amherst pheasant tail
Topping: Silver pheasant crest
Shoulder: Elliot’s pheasant rump feathers
Notes: This pattern was created by matching up hackles and cheeks from Wing Things. I had pairs of black/white lace hackle sized for 3 different size hooks, but they looked great when I staggered them. When I added color at any point, it just wasn’t as striking as just black and white, so I left it that way. I looked at white polar bear for the belly fibers, but the black/white pheasant tail really balanced the fly well.
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