First attempt at a Hairwing Green Highlander variant. Getting it to look right turned out to be harder than it looked..
Hairwing Green Highlander variant
Hook: Daiichi 2055 size 7
Tag: Silver tinsel and yellow floss
Body: Yellow and green floss
Rib: Small oval tinsel, silver
Throat: Yellow and green hackle
Wing (bottom to top): Golden ph. tippet, yellow, orange, and green squirrel tail
Here's what I see is wrong with it. What else did I miss?
Top wing: Total length is too short. It should at least reach the end of the bend.
Top wing: Red and yellow are about even, but the green is way too short.
Top wing: Recipe called for a little bit of brown on top and I think it would have helped to have included it.
Throat: Too much yellow and the green it too short.
Tag: Smaller tinsel would have laid smoother.
Body: Missing black Ostrich between tag and body. I didn't think it was needed, but I think the transition would have looked better.
Tail: I forgot to tie in a tail. Oops!
Head: What can I say? It is just plain ugly...