Steve Burke's Salmon and Steelhead Fly-Tying Guide
Smokehouse Spade
By Scott Howell

Smokehouse Spade, A Scott Howell Fly
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
Thread8/0 White (UniThread)
Tagmall Silver Oval Tinsel
ButtOrange UniFloss
TailBlack Saddle Fibers
BodyRear half-Black HareLine STS Trilobal Dub, Front half-Orange and Brown Ostrich Herl
CollarBlack Saddle Hackle or Schlappen
Head8/0 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.