This is a hair wing dry fly that I put together last week. It's materials are few and the construction is not to difficult. When I chose the materials I selected several that have proven their value in attracting trout and the durability of repeated strikes. Several of the materials have Fran Betters approval for they are incorporated in many of his patterns.
After several flies were tied I bounced them of the desk, and floors to see how they would land, and they all hit in a upright position. Sometimes getting the right proportion of wing, body and tail can be difficult, but these seemed to fit just right.
I have field tested this fly and I can tell you it works. I'll post a report on that outing later. I plan on tying these in size 14-16 and perhaps size 12.
Now for the name. Crowningshield is the name of the property that I had the pleasure of fishing a few weeks back. The beauty of the land as well as the streams that flow through it were so beautiful and pristine that they inspired me to create this fly as a tribute. Fitting that the first fish taken on "Crowningshield" was a wild brook trout