Tied by: Robert Frandsen
Originated by: James Wright
Hook: Partridge CS15 #4
Thread: White 8/0
Tip: Silver oval tinsel
Tag: Yellow floss
Tail: Golden pheasant crest
Butt: Red wool
Body: Silver flat tinsel
Rib: Silver oval tinsel
Belly: Silver Doctor blue bucktail
Throat: Silver Doctor blue hackle fibers
Underwing: Red and yellow bucktail
Wing: 2 Silver Doctor blue hackles flanked barred ginger hackle
Shoulder: Lemon wood duck flank
Eyes: Jungle cock nail
Notes: The Silver Doctor is an old pattern dating back to the mid 1800’s. The pattern caught favor in Scandinavia and North America not long after gaining access to the fly wallets of British anglers. The pattern was highly successful for luring salmon. Robert based his conversion on Mr. Wright’s original pattern, keeping the body elements intact and sculpting a charming modern rendition.
Bob (Robert) Frandsen – I started fishing at a pretty early age going as a hanger on with my grandfather in my pre- school years.
I began tying flies at 13 under the guidance of Lance Wedlick who was well known in Australia more as writer.
“The Blacker Compendium” | Robert’s site
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