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The Bush Doctor
An original pattern by Ard Stetts

The Bush Doctor

Name The Bush Doctor
Category Pacific Salmon
Hook Single or double salmon tiers choice
Thread Materials are bound using 08 black uni thread, switching to 05 scarlet silk to finish head
Tag Three or four turns of narrow silver tinsel
Tip Wound with silver doctor blue floss
Tail A short upswept golden pheasant crest feather
Butt Dyed red ostrich herl
Body Wide silver tinsel
Ribbing Oval silver tinsel
Throat A collar of silver doctor blue saddle hackle tied down to form the beard. This can be left as a collar if you prefer
Wing A nice bunch of stacked silver fox body hair
Cheek Jungle cock eye
Head Finished with scarlet silk and when lacquered will exhibit a wonderful garnet like appearance

The Bush Doctor was designed and tied by Salmonfly.Net Contributing Fly Tyer and author, Ard Stetts. You can see more of Ard's flies at The Flies of Ard Stetts. See his notes about this fly below.

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