Here is a different “twist” on the oldie but goodie Red Fox Squirrel Hair Nymph (RFSHN) from the fertile mind and nimble fingers of Dave Whitlock.
A number of years ago I dropped a fly box in the “crick” and thoroughly soaked the flies. When I got home I put the flies away to dry and promptly forgot about them. I re-discovered them when re-arranging my fishing and fly tying stuff. The hooks were good (read not rusted) but the beads and wire had tarnished. I kind of liked the muted color combination.
Give this “twist” a try and see if works for you and let me know your results.
For the pattern recipe and the tying instructions click on “LoJ’s Fly Tying & Bug Stuff” in the LINKS OF INTEREST Section. ~ LOJ