Silver Doctor Description
The Silver Doctor salmon fly can be tied as a Hairwing but it’s really a Feather Wing. The Silver Doctor is an excellent fly for spring fish (on a sunk line) or for Grilse on a floating line in the summer.
Silver Doctor Pattern
Hook: Esmond Drury
Tag: A few turns of Oval Silver tinsel with a few more turns of Yellow floss (2 times as much floss as tinsel).
Tail: Golden Pheasant topping and Kingfisher Blue hackle point, with a Red floss butt
Rear Body: Flat Silver tinsel
Rear Body Rib: Oval Silver tinsel
Front Body: Flat Silver tinsel
Front Body Rib: Oval Silver tinsel
Wings: GF Tippet in strands, Red, Blue and Yellow swan mixed. Bustard, Peacock wing and light mottled turkey. Narrow strips of teal. Bronze Mallard over and a topping over that.
Front Hackle: Light Kingfisher Blue cock saddle.