The colors used in this tying sequence are very true to an originals I bought some time ago, but feel free to experiment. I play with the body and hackle colors mostly, and leave the wing a nice, easy-to-see color. I think a great deal of the effectiveness of this pattern comes from it's buoyancy, and low-riding profile in the water. To keep it this way, I try to keep the hair wing from wrapping around the sides too much. To achieve this, pinch the bunches of hair in a tight clump on top of the hook shank, make 2 light wraps of thread, and begin to tighten on the 3rd. I use no more than about 5-6 wraps in total. When tying these in large sizes (or for bass in mouse-like sizes!) I'll add some head cement to the tie-in point of each wing, AFTER the butt ends-of the hair have been cinched down. Tie them in an all-black color scheme if you're fishing for big browns in the dark!"