I found this pattern in the Silver Docter Swaps
pages! A very traditional tie, and yet really not a lot of effort
and not too complex. I think this is a great "practice"
pattern. I've only made a couple minor modifications to the pattern
based on the materials at hand, using copper ultra wire for ribbing
instead of gold oval tinsel and black thread instead of olive.
Pattern (as tied)
Hook - Daiichi 2161, Size 1
Body - Silver Flat Tinsel, Medium
Counter Rib - Copper Ultra Wire, Fine
Spey Hackle - Olive Schlappen, 1 side stripped & tip tied at
butt of fly
Throat/Collar - Natural Guinea Fowl
Thread - Black