Doug - I'd be honored to do a design for the NEJFSC [img]http://22.214.171.124/images/flytalk/Wilk.gif" border="0" align="middle"> I'll be posting some of the ones I've been working on for this 'club' over the next couple days BTW.
Tom - it only took about 2 minutes to do the sand and the water, another 30 seconds to do the body of the fish and about an hour while I putzed around trying to get the fish's face right! <img src="http://126.96.36.199/images/flytalk/Wilk.gif" border="0" align="middle">
John - sounds like you are in fly-tying nirvana! Glad the scotch, cigars, and feathers on a smoky night at the Chatham Angler's club got you into rolling your own! I also have a tying package put aside for you when we hook up.
As far as the bunker, I have my thoughts but the pattern given on the web site Tom provided is a nice one; also the high-tie which I defer to Jared when he gets back from steelheading in Northern CA; and of course the Buffy. I usually tie my own variant of Page's bigeye baitfish (but with some pretty major differences). My herring / bunker pattern is in the archive. Our own Gregg estey has come up with a bunker "attractor" pattern you should definitely try out. Capt. Ray's angel hair (some call it the mushmouth) is another winner for bunker patrol. I also tie one about 10-12 inches long that Jay Horton called "chicken fly", using huge feathers for the flanks and built up top and bottom.
Fred - angel hairs been around since the early/mid 1990's, we used to use it for SW coho salmon flies out on the Washington coast. Brian (Doublespey) used it to enhance wing material in winter steelhead flies. If you can't find it, let me know and we'll have someone mail you the colors you are looking for where there isn't a bluelight special going on <img src="http://188.8.131.52/images/flytalk/Wilk.gif[/img]