Hook: Partridge CS10/1, Bartleet bend, 3/0
Thread:6/0 UNI white until you tie in the veiling toucan then switch to 6/0 UNI black to complete the rest of the fly. I use unwaxed thread only.
Tip/tag : UNI-French Oval fine silver tinsel then yellow silk floss.
Tail : golden pheasant crest with an imitation Indian crow feather as a veiling over top. Then a black ostrich herl butt.
Body: rear half of golden yellow silk floss with a medium silver oval tinsel rib. This is veiled over and under with toucan substitute. ( you can use the small feathers from the Golden pheasant crest).
Front half, switch to black thread then wrap a black dubbed seal’s fur with medium oval tinsel rib to the throat, and then palmer a black Heron substitute feather behind the tinsel wraps to the throat area. The Heron hackle should extend about to the tip of the tail. Pluck out any fibres of the hackle above the hook shang that will get in the way of the wing.
Built Wing : Start with segments of white tipped turkey tied in a slight Vee style as in Dee wings. Over this a married wing segment of yellow, red and blue goose, and speckled Bustard is tied in. I have also added strands of Peacock herl in the mix.
Throat : a guinea fowl hackle is now tied in as a throat.
Over Wing : Strips of Bronze Mallard are tied in over the wing.
Cheeks : Segments of barred Wood Duck are tied in and veiled over with Blue Chatterer. Jungle Cocks eyes are tied in sloping down and long.
Horns : of blue and green Macaw are added to the top sides of the wing.
Topping : of golden Pheasant to tip match the tail. Then wrap a neat head and coat with a clear bubble of laquer.
Tied by Wally Nowak
This fly is in the Classic Style but the materials and simplified. Some materials are omitted, namely the teal from the cheek, the flat tinsel over the black floss. Florican bustard is left out of the married wing feathers. The black hackle palmered over the black part of the body is a dyed imitation heron hackle. The jungle cock cheek is tied long and drooping down towards the point of the hook in the Dee style. The white tipped turkey feather in the underwing is slightly split also in the Dee style. However the crest in the tail and topping is like a classic built wing fly. The Macaw horns also mimic the Classic style.
Try tying flies like this. I think they look fancy.