After a lot of looking and consideration, we have finally chosen this fly made by Jose Heinänen
Jose has tied a very modern fly but still with clear references to the classic fly tying. The proportions are perfectly displaying how to make a well balanced hairwing with monkey hair. You can just Imagine the beautiful swing this monkey hairwing wil make in the water. The long jungle cock and the neat wonderfull body work, with references to the classic fly tying is perfect, and the color combination is extreemely nice for "Salmon weather". The overall proportions of the fly is very fine and makes this fly a very likely "first choice" from the fly box!
Thank you all for your fine contributions. We hope you had fun tying and seeing all the flies in the challenge. Soon we will post a step by step description of Jose's fly with photos and recipe.
Thanks to Art Merk for sponsoring the nice fly wallets. Please check out his nice work here: https://www.facebook.com/artmerkartworks/