I made some custom braided tinsel and wanted to try it out on a fly. The fly didn’t turn out exactly as planned. The shape is off and I probably should have done some more planning. I like out the tinsel turned out – it is hard to tell but it has a chevron pattern to it. I used the same kumihimo braiding technique that I have done on some bodies. This braid used 8 strands of silver and 8 strands of black in groups of two to accomplish. The throat is some of John’s Funky Feathers, along with some fox tail. The throat looks like it is on the long side.