General Practitioner

Created by Esmond Drury


A traditional Atlantic salmon pattern, the General Practitioner has use as a steelhead fly. I know one fly angler who refers to it as the "General Proctologist" because it's a "pain in the butt to tie."

The GP has "presence" in the water, and is especially useful when flows are on the turbid side.


In addition to orange, the fly is often tied in black or purple.

How to Fish

Traditional wet-fly swing.

HOOK: Teimco 7999, sizes 2-6


TAIL: Golden pheasant

RIB: Oval gold tinsel

BODY: Orange goat fur

MID WING: Two golden pheasant feathers, cut in a "V"

WING: Golden pheasant