Thanks Kirk. I agree, I think this style of fly would look good framed too.
I still have some work to do before I'll be willing to frame my flies, but I'm getting closer. The rib slipped on this fly and I didn't realize it until I was cropping the picture (oops!), and the lump on the head came from a mistake with the fingernail polish (the final step is a bad time to make a mistake). A fish wouldn't care about these issues, but I won't want to frame them.
The biggest challenge I see with framing a fly is locating the right style of frame. The ready made shadow box frames are about an inch and half deep and that is a lot of frame for a fly as thin as these things. I know, I could pay someone like Hobby Lobby to frame them, but where's the fun in doing that?
My next goal is to learn to change floss color on the body while keeping a thin body. I also want to to start working with multicolored wings. But, I've got to find someone that has some squirrel tails in stock before I can do that.