Loved John Nicholls Black Phantom fly but couldn’t quite match the blue gray (to my eyes) Pukeko feather with mallard flank I tried to dye. After several attempts to match that color, I decided to tie this similar pattern using a gray dyed flank feather.
I also added a few wraps of black soft hackle as a collar. It’s a fun tie and pretty easy to do. I think it will fish but am still trying to get the dye color correct.
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