Thread: White 8/0
Tag: Silver flat tinsel
Body: Green silk
Rib: Gold flat tinsel
Belly: White bucktail
Throat: Red then black schlappen
Under-shoulder: Red then black schlappen
Wing: 2 claret hackles flanked by green hackle
Shoulder: Francolin feather
Cheek: Red broadbill feather or short red feather
Notes: Bill used a big unknown Allcock hook for this festive streamer. The claret and green mix to create magic in this pattern with rich deep colors. The two-dot francolin feather provides a bullseye for aggressive predators to hone in on. The red broadbill feather set agains the black base of the francolin ties the wing together perfectly. The Mrs. Bushaw is a chimerical pattern and would be a delight to troll behind a slow canoe on dark days in deep cold waters in hopes of raising great monsters.
Bill Chandler – I have been tying flies for the Angler and the collector since 1978. I discovered fly fishing and fly tying by watching a Canadian angling show one Saturday morning. Since then I have spent a considerable time of my life learning both the old and new techniques of tying flies.
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