Tail: Golden pheasant tippet
Ribbing: Oval silver tinsel (if desired) *
Body: Silver tinsel
Wing: European blue jay
* The above note in parenthesis on the ribbing of oval tinsel is original to the dressing in Trout, but it should be noted that oval tinsel is appealing, even desirable on any tinsel bodied fly where suggested. It enhances appearance on presentation flies and functionally increases durability by reinforcing the body on fishing flies and also increases the ‘flash-factor’ of the fly due to the multi-faceted structure of oval tinsel.
Ray Bergman wrote about this subject in his fly tying chapter in Trout, (pp. 420-421, 2nd ed.) as follows: “Winding first with flat tinsel and then winding over that with oval tinsel makes an effective body for some conditions, but on the whole I do not consider it necessary. However, the more tinsel that catches the light rays, the more the body will sparkle and look alive, thus using the oval embossed tinsel has its points, because it has a broken surface.”