The new RR
I was asked to post a picture of the "new" Rusty RAT I mentioned above - and does so. This is an "original" RR without the pheasant body hackle, and compared to the one above, the hackle is slightly longer, slightly fuller and slanted more backwards, and the veiling is shorter. Also, as mentioned above, I have shifted the "weight" by making the floss part of the body slightly shorter. What do you think? I think the balance of the fly is better, but also I don't want to overdress the fly with too much hackle.