Hook: Gaelic Supreme Mike Martinek Rangeley Streamer hook
Thread: Black 8/0
Tail: Fire orange hackle fibers
Body: Silver flat tinsel
Ribbing: Silver oval tinsel
Belly: White bucktail
Throat: Fire orange hackle fibers
Wing: 2 black hackles flanked by fire tiger dyed badger hackle
Shoulder: Blue peacock body feather
Eye: Jungle cock nail
Notes: For every Sunrise there is a sunset and this funky streamer is lucky enough to have been pair with one of Barry’s streamers featured early in the project. The Funky Sunrise (#10) is a close match to the Funky Sunset. The 2 streamers are quite similar, both using the fire tiger dyed Funky Feathers hackle from Feathers MC, but the Funky Sunset uses a darker Badger to suggest the impending darkness. While Barry had tied the duo initially because they were something nice to look at, he confesses that the flies have been saviours on fishing trips more than once.
Barry Phillips – Born in 1953 and have been tying flies since I was 14. Started out spin fishing and became interested in fly fishing and tying through a childhood friend. I was given a Herters Manual and taught myself. I met a man named Reg Denny who ran a flytying shop in Edmonton and sat in on one of the courses he was teaching at the time. He asked me after three classes if I would be interested in assisting him and there began 25 years of teaching and a lifelong friendship.
[visit Barry’s streamer page on Streamers 365]