Member Ed Boehmer asked about the Cary Special Variant that I tie, so I thought I would share it with the entire group. Size 8, 10 x-long (down to 12). Green or brown thread I tie the tail (and hackle collar) shorter than the traditional pattern calls for to thwart the nibble and “tap-tap” bumps with out hookups. Copper wire counter wrapped over a peacock for the body. I used Hungarian pheasant breast feather for the hackle in this set.