Hook: Mustad 3665A
Thread: Black 8/0
Body: Silver holographic flat tinsel
Throat: Fluorescent orange fun fur
Wing: Chartreuse bucktail, pearl crystal flash, Kelly green bucktail and peacock angel hair
Cheek: Olive grizzly hackle tips 2/3 wing length
Eye: Painted white with black pupil
Notes: Barry received a frantic call from a lodge owner one night requesting a Fire Tiger colored fly. The lodge guides and clients were cleaning house fishing for trout on the lake using Fire Tiger lures. Barry sat down at the vise and got to work. This is the pattern that Barry came up with on the request, and as expected, the bucktail preformed well in the field. Barry asked the lodge owner to come up with a name for the pattern and to let him know when he arrived in the fall so he could put the name on the packages, but no moniker was ever decided upon and so they were sold without an name. In addition to being a stellar trout streamer, the fly has been popular with walleye in the lake.
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.
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