Tied by: Barry Phillips
Originated by: James Wright
Silver Doctor Hairwing Streamer Fly Recipe
Hook: Mustad 3665A
Thread: Black 8/0
Butt: Fluorescent red thread
Body: Silver holographic flat tinsel
Wing: White bucktail, pearl angel hair, yellow bucktail, red bucktail, Silver Doctor blue bucktail
Topping: Peacock herl and peacock angel hair
Cheek: Jungle cock nail
Eye: Painted white with black pupil
Notes: Years ago (near a millennium by Barry’s retelling) Barry was asked to a fishing camp with a group of anglers in pursuit of gargantuan lake raised rainbow trout. It is a well known fact the Barry has affection for streamer flies and so he was presented with a pattern from Dan Bailey’s shop tied on a 10xl streamer hook. The pattern turned out to be a hair wing version of the Silver Doctor and was proven to be a an effective lure on the the lake. Barry took the pattern and applied a few modifications, including a shorter 6xl hook, to suit his own needs. Some thirty years later, it is still coaxing the gargantuan trout of that lake (and others) to hit the Silver Doctor.
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]