I was tying up some wooly-buggers this evening and I got to thinking about all the different looks I've tied in them for different places. In PA where I grew up, I'd tie them in olive and black, both chenille bodies and with thin gold tinsel.
Now in southern CA, I tie them in three varieties. These are all #10s.
Black tail, chenille, and hackle, with fine holo-tinsel:
Purple tail and chenille, black hackle, and fine holo-tinsel:
Olive tail, olive dubbed body picked out really
buggy, black hackle, and fine holo-tinsel. The olive looks tan in the photo. It's half the photo and half materials that look lighter dry then they do wet.
As you can see with the purple one, I sometimes add bits of the holo-tinsel in the tail. It's just a "sometimes when I feel like it" thing. All three dressings have very fine copper wire wrapped very last counter to the direction of everything else. It helps them stay together fish after fish.