Hook - Dry fly style
Thread - Color to match
Body - Short segment from the end of a feather quill - dyed or colored wirh a marker
Legs - Biots
Tying Note - The body can be substituted with a wooden dowel carved to shape and painted or colored with a permanent marker.
The legs can be substituted with knotted pheasant tail legs.
Add painted eyes and antennae and wings.
I found a photo in Mike Valla's book "The Founding Flies" and decided to tie one up.
It is attributed to Charlie Craighead and tweaked by Bill Bennett and was popularized by Vince Marinaro.
I Google searched for more historical info but there is very little out there on the web.
It certainly is not a very durable fly and I doubt that it would survive to catch a second fish.