So that basically is the George Daniels pattern that Larry posted? Should work just fine although none of the flies I have used for this has been quite this sparkly (for lack of a better word). I would also want to carry either a fur or ostrich herl pattern that was a bit subdued as well.
But well done. I have ordered some of that Polar Chenille to try this pattern as well. How much weight did you use and what kind of resin or glue did you use on the back?
My personal practice is to mash the barb before tying, but everyone approaches that differently. I have to admit that part of my motivation is to make it easier to back hooks out of my anatomy on occasion.
Any tips from your tying that you can share for when I get around to tying some of these?
Now you need to introduce these to some trout.