wanted to keep this one as minimal as possible, yet retain some classic features. Tail is custom dyed crest - fire engine red Body is 1/3 embossed tinsel 2/3s brown-olive seals fur with CdL med pardo hackle (which could be shorter) Throat - yellow badger (which could be longer) wing is simple goose, and kori The guy who asked me to tie this fly wanted it to look like a redside trout , but that is nigh on impossible for me, so its an 'abstract trout'. he specifically asked for those colors in the wing and also for a speckled look, hence the CdL and kori. no topping, mallard and all the usual accouterments that go with the classics, just a stripped down fly. I was thinking Hardy's Tom Tickler when i built the wing and sides (guy specifically wanted Jungle cock). minimal yet good looking. thought about an underwing of tippet, but decided to go commando there. Hope youguys like it. Hook is a 2/0ish Sunday style reworked effort. I think i'm gonna have to start reworking hooks soon, as i'm nearly out of smallish sizes. Next fly in the vise is a Green Highlander from Pryce-Tannatt. SHould have it done and posted up this week This is the freestyler and my last Tom Tickler for reference to the wing.