Hello flytyer, thank you for the kind words. Great forum and very good group of tyers here! I took your advice and added schlappen to the entire body. Also added an extra rib of oval gold so now it is wrapped front and back of flat gold rib. I left my base wing the same, only about 2/3 the original length, and added Mallard as you suggested. The only mallard i have at present is died brown to tie the Thunder and Lightning pattern so that is what i substituted for the squirrel. I like it alot and as always, can tweak it here and there as i see fit. Will post this new version soon. Thanks again
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