Hook: Mustad B-17 #2
Thread: White 8/0
Tag: Silver flat tinsel
Body: Orange UNI-stretch
Rib: Silver flat tinsel
Belly: Mixed purple and orange bucktail
Throat: Teal flank dyed orange
Wing: 2 red hackles flanked purple hackle
Shoulder: Lady Amherst pheasant sword
Eyes: Jungle cock nail
Notes: This is a beautiful streamer with a tragic story. Joel’s beloved four-legged companion Buddy fell ill in 2007. It turned out the pup had eaten some tainted dog food and was poisoned as a result. As you can imagine, losing a companion of 15 years isn’t easy, but Joel was able to focus his grief into something special to honor his fallen friend. It is a fitting tribute to Buddy, and his memory lives on in Joel’s work.
Joel Stansbury – I started tying flies about 1967 in Wausau, Wisconsin when I worked for Kraft Foods. I have been lucky to get lessons from Dick Talleur & Bob Veverka, and a long time friendship and correspondence with John Shewey. I learned Spey flies from John, Streamers & Dee flies from Bob, and everything else from Dick.
[visit Joel’s streamer page on Streamers 365]