Hook: Partridge CS15 #2
Thread: 6/0 red
Body: Chinese red UNI-wool
Rib: Gold embossed tinsel
Belly: Mixed orange and yellow bucktail golden pheasant crest dyed red sweeping upwards
Wing: 2 sunburst dyed hackles flanked by badger hackle dyed red
Cheek: Long red golden pheasant body feather then a shorter golden pheasant yellow dyed orange body feather
Topping: Peacock herl
Eye: Jungle cock dyed yellow
Horns: Blue macaw (upper and lower)
Head: Red over wrapped with mirage tinsel
Notes: Davie continues to wow with his vibrant streamer creation, the Phoenix Streamer. The colors mix beautifully from the belly to the wing, topped off with some fishy looking peacock herl over the top. The head is finished with the mirage tinsel wrapped and glued over the head, creating a unique glow on the streamer. While the base of the fly is quite bright, the natural elements such as the badger pattern in the outside hackle and the dark natural red of the pheasant create a pleasing blend of warm colour.
Davie McPhail – I live in the south west of Scotland where I grew up, the best known rivers in the area are the Stinchar, the Nith, Girvan and the river Doon where I was a ghillie. I didn’t really start fly fishing until I was twenty just after I got married my fly tying started at much the same time. When I was learning to cast I lost many a fly up a tree and broke the hook of the fly on stones on my back cast so learning to tye flies was at first to compensate for this but as I got into the tying and catching fish with the flies that I tyed I found it as much fun as fishing . 29 years on I’m just as enthusiastic about tying flies and fly-fishing as I was then.
You can watch Davie tying on his Youtube page.
[visit Davie’s streamer page]