After sitting down and going through some materials I found the ostrich herl that I purchased for tying up the ray charles pattern. I figured why not, Scuds are key during the early season, so I got to tying a few up. Here is a photo of one of twelve that I tied yesterday.
They came out great! You can actually vary the color of the herl to get a few different colors in the box. Yesterday I only had white. Here is the recipe for the Ray Charles.
Hook: 16-20 nymph
Thread: Red 6/0 or 8/0
Wire: Small or Med. Silver, I substituted for green
Body: Ostrich Herl
Shell Back: One Strand Flashabou
Here is a short time lapse video that Trouterspace threw together on tying this pattern.
Give it a Tie!