After three hours at the vise I have the silver doctor
Of course my fly has to be a little different than the others on the thread but the changes aren't that many. These flies have many forms and the one I tied was the way I first learned to tie it. I am happy with the overall balance of the tying and am posting both side views and a look strait down at the top.
The notes below are the changes made;
I used a standard single salmon in size 1
My wing is a simple four step with some bronze mallard as a sheath on top
There is no barred wood duck but I add Macaw horns & jungle cock cheeks
I used to paint my heads red but here I finished with red silk & two coats of lacquer
Starboard Side View;
Strait Down on The Top;
Port Side View;
Hope you like that,
I chose to edit the Jock Scott into this post since they are catch up tying. After making this fly I realized why I quit tying this pattern almost 30 years ago. I did not leave any materials out but some are hidden beneath others. Experience taught me not to mess with one of these when it is done so some stuff remains hidden. The JC nail on the right side broke after it was tied in and so it is.........................
The left or back side;
I would like to tell you that I enjoyed making this fly but that would not be true. This took over 4 hours of my life and I am less than impressed with the result. I will probable use this to fish with and I really hope I catch a salmon on it, that would make the work worth while................