Was inspired by two things - the posting on this board on the Irish bumbles from Laurie using golden pheasant tippet as a hackle, and then having the full set of his tuition DVDs with their great step-by-steps. Only way to learn Irish style flies here in Socal.
Only problem is 30 years of practise because the maestro's proportions ain't that easy. Tied this with materials on hand - and I bet that the first 100 will show better proportions, gp tippet hackle too long - it's an interesting one to learn, and the blue jay a little too heavy. Must get some blue grizzle hackle...
Kamasan B170 #12
Butt: chinese red floss
Tail: flo yellow GP tippet
Rib: UTC wire
dubbing: claret seal
body hackle: fiery brown-red Hebert-Miner
legs: brown PT knotted
hackle: red/claret Golden pheasant
front hackle: blue jay
Really enjoying the challenge and the DVDs