Hairwing Flies

Royal Coachman Bucktail Hairwing
Tied by Phil Foster*


    Hook: Mustad 9575.

    Thread: Black.

    Tail: GP tippets.

    Body: Herl, Red floss, herl.

    Throat: Brown hackle.

    Wing:Polar Bear.

    Head: Black.

*About Phil Foster

Phil was born in 1927 in Maine. His dad, Herb Foster introduced Phil to the resources to be found in the area, hunting, fishing, trapping and guiding at an early age. Phil started tying flies at the age of 9. Over the years, Phil has led a life that has been close to the outdoors and, all that it offers. He has guided for fishing and hunting. He has also tied flies commercially for Abercrombie and Fitch, William Mills and Sons, Orvis, LL Bean and other lesser known tackle houses.

In 1997, Phil self published a little book called Grouse Dogs and Salmon Rods, A Master Maine Guide Remembers in which he recalls his life adventures.

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