Perhaps just too “fly in the face” of convention/tradition?
Since #Grahame#Adams posted his “under hackled” Gold Spider, I’ve been somewhat enamored with using ostrich herl as an under hackle on my soft hackle/spider flies. Should a North Country spider fly have a shiny tinsel body and an ostrich herl “hotspot” ? Well Grahame, do you have an opinion?
I think I like this one in black and orange, especially as we approach Halloween.
Body:Black Kreinik Metallic Blending Filament , Hotspot: orange ostrich herl, Hackle: speckled hen back (barred black and white).
Thanks for your thoughts Wyatt. The difference to me with the ostrich herl was the fiber length of the herl versus peacock. Always glad to have other perspectives. Sometimes I get carried away with my “little experiments”. Nothing like an occasional reality check.
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