I wanted to make a more mellow fly, and I found one of the more reduced Green Highlander patterns. This from Kelsons The Salmon Fly. I then used a paler, almost olive green, and a darker green yet in the wing. Wanted it to feel like autumn, but warm too. A mustad vintage hook with a nice round bend to accompany the round curve of the toppings in the wing and the tail.
Did it as a married wing, and it should be period correct doing that. Tips down, too.
The butt snapped at some point during the main wing, at least thats when I saw it... Oh well.