Tied up some exhibit flies for the FFFT Expo next month. This one is 12 inches long and tied only with Ostrich hurl and Chartreuse and Olive Bucktail and a splash of peacock krinkle flash. It has an articulated shank attached but I left out the stinger hook.
I really like to use Ostrich hurl these days on large flies like these. You can create a hell of a lot of volume and length with minimal weight. Granted its not known for its longevity but if it catches several fish before it has to be retired then its done its job in my eyes.