Tag: Flat gold tinsel & gold floss
Tail: Bronze mallard
Butt: Peacock sword
Rib: Gold oval tinsel
Body: Rear half lime green wool, front half peacock herl
Wing: Brown bear
Throat: Teal flank, sparse
Reference: Charles DeFeo section of Forgotten Flies
In this pattern I made a couple of substitutions
1. I colored white floss with a gold marker to achieve the gold floss
2. I used peacock herl for the butt. I didnt feel the peacock sword herls I had were long enough.
3. I used moose body hair for the wing. I have no brown bear.
I hope you like it.