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: The Sorcerer's Apprentice is one of my very first attempts in dressing an "Atlantic" style modern hairwing Salmon Fly. The inspiration behind this tie was the gorgeous work found in Erling Olsen's book, "Hairwing Flies for Salmon and Sea Trout" and the myriad of wonderful patterns in "Flies for Atlantic Salmon" by Dick Stewart and Farrow Allen.