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Western Doctor
Fashioned After the Silver Doctor Atlantic Salmon Pattern, Originator Unknown

Western Doctor

Name Western Doctor
Category Pacific Salmon
Hook A Mustad bronzed or jappened single salmon hook in #s 1 6
Silk Red
Tail A bunch of dyed yellow calf tail
Butt A build of red wool
Body Wound with wide silver tinsel
Ribbing Reverse wound heavy oval silver tinsel
Throat Wound silver doctor blue hackle gathered and tied down into a nice full throat
Underwing Three small bunches of dyed red, yellow, and blue bucktail mixed
Wing A mallard duck flank feather tied on flat and as long as your underwing
Cheek Jungle cock eye
Head Lacquered red silk

Western Doctor, a variation of the Silver Doctor, was conceived 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.

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