I'm hoping to get some honest opinions/suggestions on this fly. I have studied this pattern by satching multiple videos by the pros, and unfortunately I don't have the exact materials the recipe calls for. This is what I used:
#14 1x short, 2x wide gap, regular shank hook
140 denier olive thread
Tail- 5 pheasant tail fibers
Abdomen- Dark Olive dry fly dubbing
Thorax- Dark Hares ear dubbing
Wing/Wing case- 3 CDC natural feathers
Note: I intend to use a #16 hook, but the 14 is all I had.
Questions: Would adding wind colored wire for ribbing effect the way this sits in the water in a positive/negative manner?
Should I use a heavy hook?
And lastly.... Where in the heck can I get goose biot long enough to use as the body? All of my biot and the biot that I have seen is pretty short.
Thanks again guys!! Sorry for the poor picture quality. And please please critique the heck out of this thing, as I think that is the best way to learn.