The pic was taken in direct late afternoon sun light. It has a few subtle features that challenged me. My self critique.......
I'm pleased with the flow and the colors which are similar to a Gray Ghost. Likewise, the use of blue in the dressing (two turns of Bailey's pig wool in the body and blue dyed squirrel tail as an underwing). I like the elongated shape of JC nail. I'm happy with the tinsel work and the gentle body taper.
On the other hand, the side lighting is a great revealer. Looking at the 'shine line' of the flosswork; it shows all the imperfections. I can do better than that. The lighting turned the yellow toucan subs ( used as the chest veilings ) into a gold color. The shape and size of the head is inconsistent with everything behind it.
All in all, she's a good looking fly that should produce on the river. I'd welcome any comments