#99-2013 – Silver Doctor Hairwing tied by Barry Phillips

#99-2013 Silver Doctor Hairwing - Barry Phillips
#99-2013 Silver Doctor Hairwing – Barry Phillips

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
Head: Black
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.

For more variations of the infamous Silver Doctor, check out versions by Dan Despres and Robert Frandsen

Barry PhillipsBarry 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]

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  1. Nice version of the original Silver Doctor with Jungle Cock from Dan Bailey’s Fly Shop in the early 1970’s Barry. Found this pattern to be most effective in the evening until just after dark for the big
    Rainbows. Many fond memories.

    Garth.

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