By Scott Howell
|Name ||Smokehouse Spade |
|Category ||Steelhead / Salmon |
|Hook ||Alec Jackson (Daichi 2050 or 2051) Spey Fly Hook sizes #7 through #5 or Alec Jackson Steelhead Irons #9 through #5 |
|Thread||8/0 White (UniThread) |
|Tag||mall Silver Oval Tinsel
|Butt||Orange UniFloss |
|Tail||Black Saddle Fibers |
|Body||Rear half-Black HareLine STS Trilobal Dub, Front half-Orange and Brown Ostrich Herl |
|Collar||Black Saddle Hackle or Schlappen
|Head||8/0 White (UniThread) |
The Smokehouse Spade was originated and tied by contributing tyer, Scott Howell of Bothell, WA. See his notes below.
SCOTT'S NOTES: This original fly was inspired by the sights and colors of Big Al's Texas BBQ in Bothell WA. Although tied on a whim, it proved to be an effective dark day and transition pattern for Summer steelhead and Coho.