Steve Burke's Salmon and Steelhead Fly-Tying Guide
Kingfisher Blue Spey (Johnson)
Tied by Steve Burke

Kingfisher Blue Spey (Johnson)
Name Kingfisher Blue Spey
Category Steelhead
TailBlue Amherst Pheasant Tippets
BodyLight Blue Floss
RibFlat Silver Tinsel
Hackle White, Black Tipped Spey Hackle, Palmered
Wing Blue Hen Hackle Tips Over White Hen Hackle Tips
Throat Several Turns of Light Blue Hen Hackle, With Strands of Silver Pheasant Body Feather Fibers Over
Cheeks Brown Kingfisher Back Feather
Topping Dark Blue-Black Amherst Pheasant Crest
Head White


The pattern for this fly came from the fine book by Dick Stewart and Farrow Allen, Flies for Steelhead. They write that this fly is a recent design by Walt Johnson for the milky-blue glacial rivers of Washington.