#143 – Bev’s Best

#143 Bev's Best - Barry Phillips

#143 Bev's Best - Barry Phillips

Tied by: Barry Phillips
Originated by: Barry Phillips

Hook: Gaelic Supreme Mike Martinek Rangeley Streamer hook
Thread: White 70 denier
Tag: Flat gold tinsel
Tail: Golden pheasant crest
Body: Chestnut brown floss
Ribbing: Flat gold tinsel
Belly: White polar bear
Throat: White hackle fibers
Wing: Light dun hackle flanked by light olive hackle
Shoulder: Ringneck church window feather
Eye: Jungle cock nail
Topping: Golden pheasant crest
Head: Black

Notes: This fly is named for a friend of Barry’s who likes to use this streamer in pursuit of Brown trout in her favorite lakes. The fly has a taste of the full dressed flies with the use of the golden pheasant crest topping and tail. The church window feathers are an ideal choice for a shoulder feather as they create a convincing gill plate behind the jungle cock eye.

Barry PhillipsBarry 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.
[visit Barry’s streamer page on Streamers 365]

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5 Responses to #143 – Bev’s Best

  1. Joel Stansbury says:

    Barry, I love the pattern, but best of all you did a great job on the head. Super!

  2. I am always in awe of the fine detail work that is necessary to create such beautiful flies.

  3. alan petrucci says:

    Beautiful streamer.
    Well done Barry.

  4. Kelly L says:

    Well done, looks very nice, and a fish getter to boot.

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