â€œIâ€™ve been tying flies since 1917. I havenâ€™t caught a fish on a baited hook for the last 35 years. I use the fly only.â€
â€” Len Halladay
Where I come from, we never used Golden Pheasant tippet fibers for the tail, only mixed hackle.
Tail: Grizzly and brown hackle fibers mixed.
Body: Dark gray fur dubbing.
Wing: Grizzly hackle tips.
Hackle: Brown and Grizzly mixed.