Hook: Partridge Wilson Dry Fly Salmon Single #2
Thread: Black 6/0
Body: Thin strip of caribou hair, still attached to hide, wound forward
Wing: Elk mane
I just tried this reindeer/caribou strips as the body for a skater. It's certainly much faster than spinning hair for the body, but the strips produce a much less dense body. I guess if you want a skater that really sits down into the surface film, this would be a way to accomplish that.