United Fly Tyers of Rhode Island, Inc.

Gibbs Striper Fly

Created by: Harold Gibbs 
Tied by: John McCall

Hook: Eagle Claw 254 4 - 3/0
Thread: White
Body: Bill's Body Braid
Wing: White topped by blue topped by white
Cheek: Indian hen saddle feather

The Gibbs Striper Fly was developed by Harold Gibbs of RI shortly after the war, when saltwater fly fishing first began to take off. Today, approx 60 years after it's creation the Gibbs striper fly is still one of the best baitfish imitations in use.