At noon today I darted over to that new shop that's reachable within the lunch hour. I've been trying to get the materials and skills together to tie some big flies that match the spring run herring/alewifes. So the logical result of my quest is them long yak hair patterns. But interestingly I could not find any good recipes for them. So damnit I went and bought one to use as a model. Nothing like holding one in your hand to learn from.
6 bucks. Good investment. The pattern doesn't look too hard at all. White yak below and above, blue yak hair on top, then some herl on very top. Also typical red gill, and some flash mixed in with yak hair. All on a 2/0 hook. Should be fun. I'll scan one up when I'm done.