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Finally got up the courage to put some feathers on one of Ronn's beautiful hooks,had a couple of wee ? drams to help the process along!! To put more pressure on myself i picked this pattern.don't ask me why cos i only had 1 pair of Shoveller flanks,courtesy of Jeff Mason of Balfour Flydressing. There are 2 or 3 different recipes for this fly but went for the Hale version and added the silver twist behind the gold tinsel,and picked out the seal's fur. The other difference is the inclusion of 1 pair of Fairy Bluebird feathers under the kingfisher to give a bit more depth to the Kingfisher,but it sort of backfired on me as the hackle came out the same colour as the Kingie' in the photo' process. Was going to trim the herl head to give a bullet shape,but did'nt push my luck,so got rat-assed instead.!!! One thing for sure, Ronn's hooks concentrate the mind wonderfully, i have never enjoyed a hang-over so much in my life.!! I like it,there are faults in the dressing,but none in the hook.!!!