Steve Burke's Salmon and Steelhead Fly-Tying Guide
Inland Boar
By Scott Howell

Inland Boar, A Scott Howell Fly
Name GGInland Boar
Category Steelhead / Salmon
Hook Alec Jackson (Daiichi 2051 or 2050) Spey Fly Hook sizes #7 through #1.5 or Alec Jackson Steelhead Irons Sizes #7 through #3
Thread8/0 Black (UniThread)
TagSmall Gold Oval Tinsel
ButtI/2 Fl. Green or Chartreuse UniStretch 1/2 Chinese Red UniStretch
BodyWilliam Servey's Black Custom Dubbing or Black HareLine Krystal Dub
RibMedium Gold Oval Tinsel
CollarBrown Schlappen or Saddle Hackle
WingNatural Grey Squirrel

This fly was tied by contributing tyer, Scott Howell. You can see more of his flies at The Flies of Scott Howell. See his notes below.

SCOTT'S NOTES: This fly is a hybrid between Jack Pangburn's "Krystal Bear" and a 'Miramichi style' Salmon fly named the "Squirrel" (designed by Marc Madore and George Routeledge). I've dressed this example as a low water variant on a #3 Bronze Alec Jackson Spey Fly Hook. The 'Boar' is a good general purpose Salmon and Summer Steelhead pattern, especially on 'undecided' weather days in the Northwest.