Hook: Mustad 3665A
Thread: White 8/0
Body: Opal mirage flat tinsel
Throat: Fluorescent orange fun fur
Wing: Silver Dr. Blue polar bear hair, pearl crystal hair, dark blue polar bear hair and silver pheasant crest
Belly: White polar bear hair
Shoulder: Red golden pheasant body feather than a silver pheasant body feather
Cheek: Jungle cock nail
Eye: Painted white with black pupil
Notes: Blue Fly is a basic descriptor of Barry’s magnificent polar bear and silver pheasant crest winged streamer. The fly is one of a series of six streamers that Barry created in order to cover off the baitfish he encounters in his favourite waters. Barry acknowledges the redundancy of having both a jungle cock nail and a painted eye, but was compelled to include both based upon the advise and success of friend who has since passed on. Barry carries a full compliment of the streamers and reserves their use for the tough days when nothing else seems to be be getting any attention.
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]