*Tied by Phil Foster
Hook: Mustad #9575 (size 4 to 10) or similar 6x.
Tag: Flat gold tinsel.
Tail: Red duck or goose quill, rather long.
Body: Orangey/yellow wool DUBBED ON AND
PICKED OUT to be very fuzzy.
Ribbing: Narrow flat or oval gold tinsel (4 turns).
Throat: Yellow hackle fibers.
Wing: LIGHT brown (underscore LIGHT) bucktail.
*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
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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