Just a quick update on the status of this little project of mine, which is currently running into the low $100 range.
Ordered all materials listed below:
Golden Pheasant Complete Head
Goose Shoulder - Yellow, Red, Blue
Peacock Wing Mottled
Cock of the Rock Orange (SUB) - GP Crest/orange weaver
Blue and Gold Macaw
Teal Flank Natural
Ostrich Herl Black
White Tipped Turkey
Lady Amherst PT
Blue Chaterer Sub - Pheasant neck dyed
Cock of the rock sub - Pheasant neck dyed
Indian Crow Sub - Pheasant neck dyed
Hooks Daiichi 2051 Alec Jackson Black Spey Hook - size 3/0
Extra Fine Oval Silver Tinsel
Medium Flat silver tinsel
Floss - white, Yellow and Black
Speckled bustard sub -Cinnamon tip turkey tail feathers
Now i just need to nail down some Jungle cock eyes (a cape is overkill, and overbudget for me right now), and then i'll be tying it up. Well ahead of my Dec 25 target.
Well, lets see how many iterations of the fly i go through before i get one i'm happy with.
Should be fun trying though...