#219 – Dr. Oatman

#219 Dr. Oatman - Mike Boyer
#219 Dr. Oatman – Mike Boyer

Tied by: Mike Boyer
Originated by: Lew Oatman
Source: Streamer Fly Tying and Fishing: Bates Pg. 264

Hook: Gaelic Supreme Mike Martinek Rangeley Streamer 6xl
Thread: White 70 denier
Tail: Small bunch of white hackle fibers as long as the hook gap
Body: Rear 2/3 is white floss and the front 1/3 is red floss. Body is tapered slightly
Ribbing: Flat gold tinsel
Throat: Yellow hackle fibers
Wing: 4 white hackles
Cheeks: Jungle cock
Head: Black

Notes: The Dr. Oatman is one of the famous patterns Lew Oatman originated. This pattern was named for Lew’s father who was a county doctor. It features Lew’s signature tapered body, and is one of a few that features a two-toned body.

Mike Boyer Mike Boyer – I started tying flies for Trout in the early 1960’s. My folks bought me a little boxed fly tying kit from the local sporting goods store that included a Thompson vise, some hackles and various body and winging materials. A couple of my father’s friends taught me how to cast a fly, and the obsession with flies and fly fishing began.
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3 Comments

  1. Oh my, what a beauty. The tapering is spot on. Loved the tail, and wing work too. Mike, this one is incredible, you should be very proud!

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