Re: First fly in 6-7 years - '6-Starlings'
I used to tie a whole series of these things, everything from a WC Stewart 'spider' to a micro bugger to a tiny version of a Nine-Three. If you look carefully, you should be able to find a few feather just under the throat or off the shoulder you can actually tie a short-hackled dry with. It's sort of like a black gnat. IF you are going to try and add a wing, go with a sparse dark grey dun cdc tuft.
Casey, at the end of when I could tie before, I had everything in one of those wooden boxes for 2 bottles of wine with just enough materials to tie one or two patterns and a couple of paper boxes of stock in a closet. Start tying... it's gratifying.