Hook: Gaelic Supreme Mike Martinek Rangeley Streamer hook
Thread: Black 70 denier
Tail: Green hackle fibers
Body: Flat gold tinsel
Ribbing: Oval silver tinsel
Belly: White bucktail
Throat: Green hackle fibers
Wing: 4 Fire Tiger dyed hackles
Shoulder: Blue peacock
Eye: Jungle cock nail
Notes: This fly takes advantage of the FeathersMC specialty dyed line of feathers called Funky Feathers. Barry used the perch inspired Fire Tiger colored feathers to tie this attractor pattern. It was initially tied just for fun as something nice to look at, but a trial run through some Northern Alberta lakes suggests that the Rainbow trout population have taken a liking to Barry’s streamer as well.
Barry Phillips – Born in 1953 and have been tying flies since I was 14. Started out spin fishing and became interested in fly fishing and tying through a childhood friend. I was given a Herters Manual and taught myself. I met a man named Reg Denny who ran a flytying shop in Edmonton and sat in on one of the courses he was teaching at the time. He asked me after three classes if I would be interested in assisting him and there began 25 years of teaching and a lifelong friendship.
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