Published Nov 8. 2013 - 7 years ago
Updated or edited Nov 29. 2020

#82-2013 - Doctor Oatman Hairwing

- Doctor Oatman Hairwing by Robert Frandsen Tied by: Robert Frandsen Originated by: Lew Oatman Source: Streamer Fly Tying & Fishing by Joseph D....

#82-2013 - Doctor Oatman Hairwing by Robert Frandsen #82-2013 - Doctor Oatman Hairwing by Robert Frandsen


Tied by: Robert Frandsen
Originated by: Lew Oatman
Source: Streamer Fly Tying & Fishing by Joseph D. Bates, Jr, - Pg 264

Hook: Partridge CS15 #4
Thread: White 8/0
Tail: Small bunch of white hackle fibers as long as the hook gap
Body: Rear 2/3 is white floss and the front 1/3 is red floss. Body is tapered slightly
Ribbing: Flat gold tinsel
Throat: Yellow hackle fibers
Wing: White arctic runner hair
Cheeks: Jungle cock
Head: Black

Notes: The Dr. Oatman Hairwing is a conversion from a feathering to a hair wing streamer. It is one of the famous patterns Lew Oatman originated and that was featured in Joseph Bates' "Streamer Fly Tying and Fishing'. The pattern was named as a tribute to Mr. Oatman's father, a country doctor. The Doctor Oatman features Oatman's signature tapered body and is one of the patterns that includes a two-toned body. Robert changes out the traditional 4 white hackles used in the wing for a bundle of arctic runner hair also known as polar pony. Looking at the hair, it is similar in density and kink to what you would expect to see in arctic fox. The guard hairs tend to have some translucence,which can be seen more distinctly one the hair has been dyed.
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Bob, that is a great looking fly there! Well done!!!

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