This fly was designed by Bob Warren of Princeton, MA.
Hook: The G.P. Spey lends itself beautifully to hooks like Bob Veverka's Daiichi 2139
Tag: Oval copper tinsel, sized to suit hook size
Tail: Golden Pheasant crest over orange Polar Bear. I like the length just a bit longer than the fly's body.
Body: Rear half hot orange floss or silk, ribbed with oval copper tinsel and veiled with yellow Golden Pheasant rump feathers; black ostrich herl dividing the two body halves; front half oval copper tinsel wrapped in touching turns.
Hackle: Claret hackle (I like Whiting American hen; others may prefer cock.) Bob's original recipe calls for two Golden Pheasant breast feathers over the claret. I dyed a G.P. skin claret, and use those claret-dyed feathers....just looks so regal against the copper.
I've found that its important to maintain a nice gradual taper on the front half of the body so that the copper tinsel lays down nicely with no gaps. Tinsel doesn't like steep tapers!