I almost didn't post this, thinking that today was Friday. Then I panicked a second thinking that I missed posting the FotW, then after about 30 seconds realized that today was indeed Wednesday. That's the kind of week it's been......
As promised, this is the fly that I used to catch my largemouth on from a few posts ago. It was my first largemouth on a fly, so in commemoration, and to bestow the highest honor of the land upon that fish, I am naming the fly after him. The name? The WBD (Weapon of Bass Destruction.) But in all honesty, this should work for all manners of fishy life. You just may need to scale down the size.
Tungsten Bead in copper or olive.
Tail: the fluffy, marabou-like fibers of a guinea hackle.
Thread: black 140
Underbody: fl pink vinyl rib
Outerbody: purple peacock herl, palamered through the rib
Hackle: guinea hackle
The black thread body gives the pink rib a redder cast in the center of the fly and then gradients to more of a pink. Also, don't wrap the rib too tightly, it's a little easier to palamer the herl if they're a little loose.