This fly made a splash in Joe Brooks book "Complete Book Of Fly Fishing". Some tyers have added the red hackle tail in their material list so I tied it that way just in case.
"The Sure Strike Special" a Denver tie by Jo Ann Durand who made national news with her success operating a fly tying business at the age of 14. Her scrapbook...New Page 2
. I visited the fly fishin' shop on Federal Blvd. in Denver when I arrived in 1970, it's long gone. Jo Ann actually designed her own tying vise and thread holding bobbin....you can see her tools if you search the pics in her scrapbook.
Here's how I tied the fly:
Hook.. sz. 10 sproat 1xl
Tail..red saddle hackle ..body length
Rib..gold oval tinsel
Body ..peacock herl
Collar.. brown hackle
I wonder if she would have given me a job ?