These Silver Doctor wet flies were tied for a custom order of fishing flies. They are tied on Mustad #10 style 3399 Sproat Bend wet fly hook. (the phone number on the card is no longer current).
I used my version of component variations for the wing (posted elsewhere on this site, and incidentally the same used on the Silver Doctor in my second wet fly DVD, Advanced Classic Wet Flies. Here is a link to the product page on MyFlies.com where this DVD may be purchased: http://www.myflies.com/Advanced-Classic-Wet-Flies-DVD-P623.aspx All orders placed on MyFlies.com are personally received and processed by me.
I also changed the usual tail of golden pheasant crest to yellow hackle fibers because it’s easier to use on small hooks. Here is the recipe, ingredients are listed in order of tying sequence:
Thread: Danville Flymaster 6/0 #56 Red
Tag: Flat silver tinsel
Tail: Yellow hackle fibers
Tip: Red floss
Rib: Oval silver tinsel
Body: Silver tinsel
Hackle: Mixed guinea fowl and blue
Wing: Duck wing quill married in order from top down, except for the guinea: Brown, guinea fowl wing quill, red, blue, yellow.
Head: Red thread, also lacquered with red
The Silver Doctor was one of Pennsylvania author Jim Bashline’s favorite night flies.