#334 – Dr. J

#334 Dr. J - Joel Stansbury

#334 Dr. J – Joel Stansbury

Tied by: Joel Stansbury
Originated by: Joel Stansbury

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
Head: Black

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 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]

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4 Responses to #334 – Dr. J

  1. Armando says:

    Joel congratulate you for your good intentions for your daughter and happines for this beautifull streamer. Un saludo afectuoso.

  2. Jim bennett says:

    Very nice fly indeed Joel and a great tribute…

  3. Kelly L says:

    Lovely work, what a great tribute. Love it!

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