Yesterday, while milling about in my fly tying room, I came across a scrap of paper with my chicken scratches and a crappy fly drawing on it. The chicken scratches turned out to be a materials list for a fly pattern that someone at some point must have given me. After doing a little research, the fly is a "classic soft-hackle" from way back before my time. It is similar to a fly known as a "Blue & Black wet fly" even though there is nothing blue in it. One deviation from the classical pattern is that I used a wire rib instead of tinsel, and I'm okay with that. I think it the would not have been as sleek looking and not every fly needs "flare." If I were to tie some with tinsel, I would go all out and use either the silver holographic or red holographic that I have laying around. The other deviation is that the one I tied here, didn't have the Golden Pheasant Tippet tail.