Well, it took some time, but here it is with a herl body and small gold oval tinsel rib. I think that in the water, the herl and the wing may work well together. We'll see!
This milkweed is tougher than I thought; you really can't easily pull the fibers apart; one end to the other. As for the teeth on trout, well, at this point I don't think it will fare any worse than a hackle stem.