Need some Usual's for Michigan this June. I watched some U Tube offering on tying them and thought they looked a lot like the "Ought to be Banned" if a tail was added.
Here's a size 18 I just finished and would like to hear what others think. It is difficult to keep the CDC barbules out of the tail.
I doubt that it will be as durable as what I watched being tied but it sure was an easy tie.
I wonder making a CDC loop wing would be more effective?
It is a good looking pattern. I have to admit that when I saw your title of," Usual", I thought you were referring to Fran Better's "Usual" which has become my favorite dry next to Fran's" Haystack".