Davie is certainly doing great work. The videos speak for themselves. The quill body is amazing here on this emerger pattern.
I don’t link to forums often, but there are a few gems to be had in terms of tutorials. I’d like to see these forum tutorials put into a more formal article on one of the fly tying magazine sites at some point. At any rate, it’s a great looking pattern with a well written tutorial.
Recipe for the Flatwing Steelhead Fly – Click Here
Hook: Daichii 2451 – size 4 shown
Platform (tail base): White Calf tail/Kip tail
Tail: 1 pink saddle tied over 1 slightly shorter white saddle feather
Dubbing: Ice dubbing – Pearl in dubbing loop
Throat #1: White Calf tail/Kip-tail
Throat #2: White Marabou feather wrapped
Wing: 1 Olive saddle tied over 4 stands of purple Flashabou, over 10 lavender bucktail hairs, over 10 white bucktail hairs
I like this pattern as it’s similar to one I’ve been really successful with the only difference being I tie mine trude style with a tail. It’s a nice yellow sally or even a caddis imitation.