The photo in my "little dry fly" book printed a little light (and I think the photo was "adjusted" elsewhere). The dressing should have been written "yellow-green." The actual fly body I used isn't really "yellow." --Really a chartreuse shade (if you look in Darbee's plates, it even states that's the shade).
Without the strong photo strobes, it matches the original reasonably well, held in hand. (However--I used floss, not dubbing--to each their own).
I'm sorry I can't post the entire photo of a 1938 original here--because I can't do that and use it in my new book that's nearly completed. (And folks have been ripping off photos, too, and posting elsewhere). The little copyright symbol will do nothing to protect your images. There's no practical way to protect your art---what would you do, take a jet half-way around the globe to prosecute?
If the fly wasn't being used for the book, I would have been glad to show the entire fly. I'm about at the "finish line", and closing in on completing the monster.
But here's an authentic Woodruff--(the body at least.)
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