Ahrex – Silver Doctor – tied by Håkan Karsnäser

Among the most popular patterns of classic salmon flies, we find the Silver Doctor which is part of the Doctor series, designed by James Wright back in the 1850s. The series features other classic patterns such as Black Doctor, Blue Doctor, White Doctor and Hemsdale Doctor. Silver Doctor is the only one with a beautiful shiny body made of silver tinsel, the others had bodies of floss silk, and with its light blue hackle it is an obvious fly for clear water and sunshine – and many salmon have been fooled by the beauty of the fly. As the complicated wings of exotic feather stripes began to be replaced with simpler wings of hair, many of the classic patterns were converted into modern salmon flies. It is this modern version of Silver Doctor that we have had the skilled Swedish fly tyer and fly fisherman Håkan Karsnäser in the studio to demonstrate.



Hook: Ahrex HR420 Progressive Double
Thread: Red (Fl. Orange)
Tag: Oval silver tinsel
Tail: Golden pheasant crest
Butt: Red wool dubbing
Body: Flat silver tinsel
Rib: Oval silver tinsel
Wing: Silver tippet squirrel tail
Hackle: Silver Doctor hen hackle

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