I tend to be a stick in the mud when it comes to new flies. If the old ones don't work, tough. Although every now and then i sit at the vice and create something and then the doubt sets in!
Will try it next time out, to be honest the only bit i like is the dyed squirrel thorax. I have quite a collection of spanflex but prefer fur and feather. Bit of a "luddite " when it comes to realistic flies.
cheers , dave
fished for as long as i can remember.self taught fly dresser and caster.worked in two tackle shops as a lad. worked at three fisheries.now a printer on a hiedelberg xl with "mad dog" rich for my sins!
live with best two people in the world, tania and joseph x x