Tied by: John Dennis Pellitier
The General Practitioner is traditionally a Salmon fly but has proven effective as a Striper fly. It is basically an impressionistic shrimp fly that serves as an excellent dropper fly. In his book A Perfect Fish Kenny Abrames features not only the traditional GP pattern but offers nine variations of the basic GP design.
Hook: Mustad size 1/0 34007
Antennae: Hot orange buck tail
Head: Hot orange hackle tip
Eyes: Golden pheasant tippet with center cut out.
Carapace: Red golden pheasant breast feather.
Body: Traditional hot orange wool. I will use hot orange chenille.
Ribbing: Gold oval tinsel.
Hackle: Hot orange saddle palmered.
Back & tail: Red golden pheasant breast feathers