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It's the coolest craze. The technique definitely lends it self best to cylindrical patterns like Jonnys et.al. as they showcase the taper and color/ texture blends. But I'm set in my ways... This fly marks one of the first times I've had tented feathers in a wing since the girl hair hackle fad. Yak/saddle rear wing. Pink saddle, blue saddle, Krystal chenille twist body. Yak/ saddle forewing w/ a turn of rhea. Interestingly, the white saddles came from a breed that Whiting tested a few years ago but I don't think they ever released. Very stiff, widely spaced barbles. Nice taper to the feathers but fairly thick stem. Interesting material but limited applications.
Been having a great time exploring the world of tubes. Love the idea of not having to buy a 600sp every time I want to tie a fly. The post about complex twists really got my wheels turning. One of the first "new" techniques I've come across in a long time. So I gave it a spin... Pink marabou, bronze mallard and palmer chenille. The marabou and mallard were single sided. The chenille flash got burried a bit and I didn't pick it out much from fear of breaking the marabou stem. But all and all I really dig it. Two yak wings and an ice dub body. Finished with a few turns of pheasant. Same old two step.