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Silver Doctor 

Name Silver Doctor
Category Classic Atlantic Salmon
Hook Gaelic Supreme, Harrison Bartleet, blind eye 4/0
Tip Extra-fine, oval silver tinsel
Tag Golden yellow floss
Tail Golden pheasant crest with kingfisher sub as veiling
Butt Red wool
Rib Fine, oval silver tinsel (medium substituted)
Body Flat silver tinsel
Throat Light blue hackle, followed by widgeon flank
Wings Golden pheasant tippet sections, back to back, with strips of golden pheasant tail set above as underwing; Married strips of red (scarlet), blue and yellow dyed turkey tail, florican bustard*, speckled bustard, peacock primary wing, and mottled turkey tail.
Wing veil Married strips of barred woodduck and teal flank
Roofing Bronze mallard strips
Crest Golden pheasant crest
Head Red wool and black

*Amherst pheasant tail substituted

Silver Doctor was tied by Contributing Fly Tyer John Wood. Take a look at his contributor page, The Flies of John Wood, to see many more of his flies.

John's Notes: Believed to have been created by James Wright of Scotland, in 1850, the Sliver Doctor is one of a group of “Doctor” patterns that feature bodies of colored floss. This pattern is tied as described by Ron Alcott, Building Classic Salmon Flies © 2004.

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