This is a fun old school dry fly.
For a professional tying of the fly watch this video by Robert Smith youtu.be/i63YwtrHOwo
Starling and I did not get along so I moved to duck quills. I don’t have cobblers wax by I do have olive silk…so using what I have and having fun.
Hook: Tiemco 100 sz 14
Wing: traditionally Starling – I used duck quill which is easier.
Body: Primrose silk waxed with cobblers wax to give it an olive shade. I just used olive silk.
Rib: small gold wire
Tail: Greenwells rooster hackle fibers
Hackle: Greenwells rooster hackle
You can substitute a furnace rooster hackle if you don’t have a “greenwells” cape.
Although starling and I don’t get along…I am going to make it happen for the next video which will be the Greenwell’s Glory wet fly as close as I can figure to the original pattern…of course though on an eyed hook. Stay tuned!