Hook: Mustad B-17 #2
Thread: White 8/0
Tag: Copper embossed tinsel
Body: Highlander green UNI-stretch
Rib: Copper embossed tinsel
Belly: White bucktail
Throat: Silver pheasant body feather
Wing: 2 Highlander green hackles flanked by Silver Dr. blue hackle flanked by dark Pardo Coq de Leon hackle
Shoulder: Jungle cock body feather
Eyes: Jungle cock nail
Notes: Being the family man he is, Joel makes sure to make his family his first priority, even before fishing and tying flies. The Dr. J was tied in honor of Joel’s daughter Jennifer receiving her doctorate degree. Joel base the pattern on the Mezger Special, a blue and green winged pattern, adding one of his favourite feathers, a dark Pardo Coq de Leon (CDL) hackle. The blue and green tones peak out from behind the speckled shroud of the CDL feather and create a light spring smelt colour.
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.
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