#173 – Rickies Royal Purple

#173 Rickies Royal Purple - Barry Phillips

#173 Rickies Royal Purple – Barry Phillips

Tied by: Barry Phillips
Originated by: Barry Phillips

Hook: Partridge CS15
Thread: White 70 denier
Tag: Flat gold tinsel
Tail: Golden pheasant crest
Butt: Peacock herl
Body: Royal purple floss
Ribbing: Flat fine gold tinsel
Belly: White polar bear
Throat: Long golden pheasant crest
Underwing: Purple polar bear and sparse purple Flashabou
Wing: 4 grizzly dyed purple hackles
Shoulder: Purple lady Amherst pheasant tippet
Eye: Jungle cock nail
Head: Black

Notes: Barry created this pattern in memorial of a dear friend who passed suddenly and much too soon. She and her husband together owned a fishing lodge that Barry spends at least three weeks a year fishing at. Not only does this fly hold special place in Barry’s life, but it is also responsible for a number of fish getting to meet Barry in person, making for some memorable days out on the lakes.

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.
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4 Responses to #173 – Rickies Royal Purple

  1. A fine piece of work.
    Nicely done Barry.

  2. Kelly L says:

    It is a fitting tribute, well done! Love the colors!

  3. Aaron Phillips says:

    Perfect timing for this post! Barry is up at that same lodge for the week.

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