"Silver Doctor" by Pryce-Tannatt, Thomas Edwin

Author Pryce-Tannatt, Thomas Edwin
Book How to Dress Salmon Flies
Book Edition N/A
Page 221


  • Hook: 1 1/4 to 3 inches
  • Tag: Silver thread, golden yellow floss
  • Tail: Golden pheasant topping, Blue Chatterer
  • Butt: Scarlet Berlin wool
  • Body: Flat silver
  • Ribs: Fine oval silver
  • Throat: Pale blue, Widgeon
  • Wing: Mixed. Golden pheasant tippet in strands, Golden Pheasant tail over. Scarlet, blue and yellow Swan. Florican, Bustard, Peacock wing and light, mottled Turkey tail;. Narrow strips of Teal and barred Summer Duck
  • Roof: Brown Mallard over
  • Topping: Golden pheasant topping
  • Head: Scarlet Berlin wool

Original material

As written in the book:

(hook, 1 1/4 to 3 inches).
Tag: Silver thread and golden yellow floss.
Tail: A topping and Blue Chatterer.
Butt: Scarlet Berlin wool.
Body: Flat silver tinsel.
Ribs: Fine oval silver tinsel.
Throat: A pale blue hackle, followed by Widgeon.
Wings: Mixed - tippet in strands with strips of Golden Pheasant tail over; "married" strands of scarlet, blue and yellow Swan, Florican, Bustard, Peacock wing, and light, mottled Turkey tail; "married " narrow strips of Teal and barred Summer Duck; narrow strips of brown Mallard over; a topping over all.
Head: Scarlet Berlin wool.

Pattern pictures

By: Håvard Eide - https://flyfisher.org

Addition: horns. Substitute: Kingfisher for chatterer