Hook: Mustad Chestertown 3298 (blind eye) with gut for eye
Thread: White 8/0
Tag: Silver flat tinsel
Tail: Scarlet macaw
Body: Gold flat tinsel overwrapped with pearl mylar tinsel
Belly: Orange bucktail then grey bucktail then a golden pheasant crest
Throat: Black schlappen
Under-shoulder: Black schlappen
Wing: 2 golden olive hackles
Shoulder: Speckled Guinea fowl
Eye: Jungle cock nail
Notes: George Faulkner and Mike drove trucks together for a number of years in Oregon. George was a recent retiree and had bought an RV with plans to begin a relaxing lifestyle of traveling the highways with his lady friend. Unfortunately the dream was cut short by a stroke shortly after his retirement. Mike thought it fitting to dedicate this streamer to his friend George. He choose the classic looking Mustad-Chestertown hook with a silk gut eye and a unique Guinea fowl feather, speckled not spotted, for the shoulder of the streamer.
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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