I can't believe it...
I mailed this fly to the Patent Patterns contest way back in February. It's my modern take on a classic wet fly in the royal coachman style. I swing a pattern like this without the tail of golden pheasant tippet and without the wing of guinea fowl. It's a killer ant pattern and all around attractor when nothing is hatching.
When I walked in to Fish Tech ( a fly shop near my work), Nate was congratulating me on getting my fly in the magazine. I had forgotten that I had entered the contest 4 months ago.
All those hours at the vice are not in vain!