Do you love big bluegill?
I tied some up following Kelly Galloup's pattern off of Youtube:
I did a few changes. Obviously, Bead Head with lead wire underbody. It sinks but not as fast as you might think. I also did a wire rib, where Mr. Galloup used a doubled strand of gold Krystal Flash twisted together. In the video, the dubbing is applied with a dubbing loop in two different places. I only used the dubbing loop for the thorax; I did a dubbing "noodle" on the abdomen. Also, I used an olive brown thread, while Mr. Galloup uses a burgundy thread for all his nymphs; it's his signature.
Nice! Didn't have time to watch. What size hook?
I used some Eagle Claw wet/nymph hooks, size 14. They are maybe 1x - 2x long, just a little longer than a standard wet fly hook.
Great looking tie Allen!