Bigsteel, that pattern, is it a variation on the royal stimulator? It's really close, nicely done btw. That flys history is kinda funny. Randell Kaufamnn tweaked a pattern known as a "Sofa Pillow". We tied it as our goto dry salmon fly presentation; the sofa pillow that is. Randell added palmered hackle down the abdomen and above the thorax. I imagine it holds in the surface tension well. Just like that Kaufmann gets the credit for another innovation. Anyone of us could do the same, by revisiting old perennial patterns too........ Just saying.nice work mr lindeman,heres a couple ive been working on a golden stimulator and a caddis poopah pattern i found off the internet,i cant get the caddis pic to load ill have to figure it out later.