Published Oct 22. 2012 - 9 years ago
Updated or edited Nov 27. 2020

#296 - Buddy Special

Buddy Special - Joel Stansbury Tied by: Joel Stansbury Originated by: Joel Stansbury Hook: Mustad B-17 #2 Thread: White 8/0 Tag: Silver flat tinsel...

#296 Buddy Special - Joel Stansbury #296 Buddy Special - Joel Stansbury


Tied by: Joel Stansbury
Originated by: Joel Stansbury

Hook: Mustad B-17 #2
Thread: White 8/0
Tag: Silver flat tinsel
Body: Orange UNI-stretch
Rib: Silver flat tinsel
Belly: Mixed purple and orange bucktail
Throat: Teal flank dyed orange
Wing: 2 red hackles flanked purple hackle
Shoulder: Lady Amherst pheasant sword
Eyes: Jungle cock nail
Head: Black

Notes: This is a beautiful streamer with a tragic story. Joel's beloved four-legged companion Buddy fell ill in 2007. It turned out the pup had eaten some tainted dog food and was poisoned as a result. As you can imagine, losing a companion of 15 years isn't easy, but Joel was able to focus his grief into something special to honor his fallen friend. It is a fitting tribute to Buddy, and his memory lives on in Joel's work.
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Joel, that is a beautiful fly and a great tribute to your pal.

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Very nice fly Joel and a nice rememberance

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LOVELY FLY!!

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Anyone with a passion for the outdoors knows a dog really is a man`s best friend.A touching tribute to Buddy Joel...

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Beautiful tie, Joel. My favorite of yours I think.

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Joel como siempre Ud es un genio atador de moscas...! Lo felicito por este patron Buddy Special preppy color combination. I love it... Armando

Comment to #296 - Buddy Special...

Thanks everyone, Barry & Mike and Scott, Your comments are always greatly appreciated.Kelly, Jim, and Armando you are very kind. This one kind of reflects back to my days of Salmon Fly tying.

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