Dr Paul Davis
Name comes from the fact that the fly is black, white and red (read) all over.
Size 12 Wet Fly hook
Black (e.g. Uni-Thread 8/0 Black)
Few fibres from a Lady Amherst Pheasant tippet feather.
Fine red wire (e.g. Uni Soft Wire size #33 Small)
Black and white goose wing feather fibres, married to produce a single wing and then a pair of these wings are tied in wet style wing.
Throat hackle of a few scarlet macaw tail fibres.
Make sure you marry the wing fibres very well before tying them in, try not to use too much spit (the fly tyers universal glue) as this can damage the feather and prevent it from marrying properly. Also, get the best quality goose feathers you can – if the tips are damaged, even slightly, the wings will split at the ends (as these have done in this example).
DON’T BOTHER! This is only for admiring and practising the art of married wings on!
You can cheat by using feather-weld glue but this does make the wings shiny & plastic looking and easy to spot that you have cheated.