Thanks Kelkay: Working on the wet flies as I had never put an effort into learning them well. Been playing around the CDC wings, the golden-olive/sunburst mayfly, and then arctic fox and peacock hackle on the steelhead on the right. Got the sunburst badger cape from Laurie on this forum, and love the halo effect it gives on the front hackle. Also got a red badger variant cape from Laurie, and selecting for feathers that have a broad black center at the bottom only, gives a hackling that moves from red at the back, to a black contrast in front. Tied this fly for my Welsh friend Ed in honor of the Welsh rugby victory 30-3 over England to win the 6 Nations - he calls it y ddraig goch - The Red Dragon!
Alec Jackon #7
Butt: Red Brassie wire
Tail: GP tippet dyed subtle red
Body: Red pheasant tail, then UV red ice dub
rib: Red wire
Wing: 4 subtle red CDC plumes
Hackle: red-badger with wide-black center towards the bottom