A trusted friend; never found a better one. They’re buoyant, even after they’ve been chewed on and they show up pretty well in low light. Swapped out the quill body on the original with biot since I have some sitting here on the bench. The shorter shank hook gives me the body of a #16 with a wider gap, which helps.

hook - WFC Model 3 #14
thread - UTC 70 burnt orange
tail - hackle badger
abdomen - biot rust
thorax - dubbing rusty orange
wing - Congo Hair white
hackle - badger