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    Default The Bush Doctor; Original salmon pattern

    This has been around my box for awhile but I had not posted it here until now. The Silver Doctor Atlantic salmon fly was remade in the western United States in the 1930's as The Western Doctor. After fishing the Western Doctor for silver salmon here in Alaska I found the pattern could use some synthesis in order to make it a bit more durable and a little more high visibility.
    The result is my own rendition of the fly bearing some new twists.

    The Bush Doctor;

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    The Recipe;

    Hook: Mustad single salmon 1/0
    Thread: Black 06
    Tag: Three or four turns of medium flat silver tinsel
    Tip: Silver Doctor blue floss
    Tail: Golden pheasant crest feather
    Butt: Ostrich herl dyed bright red
    Body: Wide flat silver tinsel
    Rib: Heavy oval silver tinsel
    Throat: Silver Doctor blue saddle hackle folded and tied down
    Wing: Silver fox body hair
    Cheeks: Jungle cock eyes
    Head: Switch to 05 red silk or similar, build and lacquer to achieve a garnet like appearance

    Spey Version;

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    The Recipe;

    Hook: Alec Jackson Steelhead Iron Size 3 1X stout short shank, Nickel finish
    Thread: Black 08
    Tag: Three or four turns of medium flat silver tinsel
    Tip: Silver Doctor blue floss
    Butt: Ostrich herl dyed bright red
    Body: Wide flat silver tinsel
    Rib: Heavy oval silver tinsel
    Throat: Silver Doctor blue Spey hackle
    Wing: Silver fox body hair
    Head: Switch to 05 red silk or similar, build and lacquer to achieve a garnet like appearance
    Last edited by Ard; 11-07-2009 at 07:03 PM.

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    Default Re: The Bush Doctor; Original salmon pattern

    Ard, That is a great looking fly... You, Sir are an artist.

    Dan

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    Default Re: The Bush Doctor; Original salmon pattern

    Quote Originally Posted by HuronRiverDan View Post
    Ard, That is a great looking fly... You, Sir are an artist.

    Dan
    I do agree Danby the way I didn't know G.W was a doctor

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    Default Re: The Bush Doctor; Original salmon pattern

    Ard: Very nice looking fly!

    Larry

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    Default Re: The Bush Doctor; Original salmon pattern

    Thank you fellas,

    Flattery will get you a spey version pasted to the thread. It is smaller and looks a bit different.

    Ard

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    One word describes the new 'Spey Style' Bush Doctor........."SEXY!!"

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    Default Re: The Bush Doctor; Original salmon pattern

    Great looking flies. You really are a great tyer. The "garnet" head is awsome looking.

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    Outstanding look to those flies Ard. And the photography is superb.

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    Default Re: The Bush Doctor; Original salmon pattern

    Quote Originally Posted by fyshstykr View Post
    One word describes the new 'Spey Style' Bush Doctor........."SEXY!!"
    I don't know why....but I agree with Fysh...for once

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