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The Doctor Mummy
Originated by William L Beaty

The Doctor Mummy

Name The Doctor Mummy
Category Pacific Salmon
Hook Single salmon
Thread Scarlet silk
Tag Three or four turns of narrow gold tinsel
Tail Small bunch of golden pheasant tippet fibers
Butt Natural peacock herl
Body Tied full with black floss
Ribbing Gold oval tinsel
Throat Orange hackle wound on collar style then tied back
Underwing Half a dozen fibers from the center tail feather of a pheasant
Wing A natural mallard flank feather tied on flat over the collar and under wing
Head Built up with Scarlet tying silk and lacquered, this will produce the wonderful garnet finish as seen here

The Doctor Mummy was 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.

Ard's Notes: Originated about 1930 by William L Beaty A commercial fly dresser from Montana. He was ask by a Dr. Mummy of Denver Colorado to tie a fly pattern for him and the fly was named after the person who commissioned the work, thus, The Dr. Mummy. (Information courtesy Joseph D. Bates from “Streamers and Bucktails”)

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