I originally saw this fly on another website and didn't notice that pearl tinsel was wrapped from the bend of the hook up to just behind the bead. My tie omits the tinsel, and I think it is even more sexy!
The more I fish and age the more I'm drawn to simplicity. We too often complicate our lives with unnecessary clutter, distractions from what is important. These self-imposed complications flood into the partitions of our lives meant to be free from care. Fishing is one of those realms that suffer from too much. Slow down; fish simple, UGLY flies.