Firebird
(Created and tied by Ken Sawada) 



Firebird

 

Tag:       Fine oval silver tinsel and purple silk
Tail:       Golden pheasant crest and married strips
               of red swan, guinea fowl, red swan, guinea 
               fowl, and red swan
Butt:       Dark blue ostrich herl
Body:      Rear two-thirds claret silk ribbed with fine
               oval gold tinsel; remainder, red parrot, tightly packed
Throat:   Guinea fowl dyed purple (sparse) and guinea fowl
                dyed red
Wing:      Married strips of white florican bustard dyed purple, 
                Lady Amherst, and argus pheasant, repeated
Cheeks:    Red parrot and purple chatterer 
Topping:  Golden pheasant crests, tripled
Horns:      Scarlet macaw, doubled

Original 8/0 fly from: 
The Art of the Classic Atlantic Salmon Fly (1989)