Lewis I have three of them but only paid around £15 for the three.As I said somewhere before I would'nt like to play decent fish off them, as line-holders they are fine but I'm not confident of getting more than a couple of seasons each out of them .
Look’s pretty good Doobry.
Patterns often did’nt mention if it was a hen or a cock hackle that was to be used being that this is a wet fly.Was it Bronze Mallard for the body??
This is a short but interesting read written by M.Morgan also...
I have a pack of the Maxcatch MC-7221 , I’d say they are a bang on match for the B160 shank length & nearly in gape ... def’ not the thickness of wire of the B175 . Then again the pack I got maybe different to what others might get , you get that with the far eastern suppliers.
All we be rather successful on their day I suspect ;) , very nice .
Have you tried to dye a piece of roe just with Aztec Gold ? , or anything else really as I'm interested to see how it looks colour wise . I've heard it's not far off some interpretations of woigo .