Hook: Mustad 3665A
Thread: Black 8/0
Tag: Gold flat tinsel
Body: Purple floss
Throat: Silver pheasant crest
Wing: Silver Dr. Blue under green under yellow under orange under red bucktail topped with peacock herl
Eye: Jungle cock nail
Notes: The design was created in 1999 by Barry on request from Ricki Lawrence, a lodge owner in Saskatchewan. She requested a streamer that they could including inside the Christmas cards they sent out to customers every year. A streamer was designed that incorporated the colors of the rainbow, fitting as the name of the fishing camp is Rainbow Lodge. As with almost anything that comes from Barry’s vise, not only is is an attractive pattern to look at, it was also found to be a good producer in the Western Canadian waters.
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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