Steve Burke's Salmon and Steelhead Fly-Tying Guide
Sauk River Shrimp/Grub, Chartreuse
By Scott Howell

Sauk River Shrimp/Grub, A Scott Howell Fly
Name Sauk River Shrimp/Grub
Category Steelhead / Salmon
Hook Alec Jackson Spey (Daiichi 2050 0r 2051) or A.J. Steelhead Irons or Low Water Dee Hooks size(s) 1.5 through 5
ThreadUniThread Fire Orange 8/0
Tail (Shrimp)Sparce Purple Bucktail accented with Chartreuse Bucktail
Tail (Grub)Omitted
Body4 to 5 equal segments of Chartreuse Ostrich Herl chenille, made by twisting the herl with fine silver tinsel; Apply in 4 to 6 Equal segments
Hackle/CollarOne to two full turns of Purple Saddle Hackle at each 'joint' or segment - the hackles should be gradually larger from tail to head.
HeadFluorescent or Fire Orange

We displayed another rendition by Scotty of this fly originated by Alec Jackson a few months ago. This example shows another color variation, but also indicates, by the care he puts into his flies, the respect that he has for the originator, Alec Jackson. See also Sauk River Shrimp/Grub, Orange. You can also see more of Scotty's flies at The Flies of Scott Howell.See his notes below

SCOTT'S NOTES: This amazing pattern was designed and developed by Alec Jackson of the Yorkshire Flyfisher. Using Alec's method of twisting tinsel and Ostrich Herl (in to a 'chenille') makes this a labor intensive fly to dress...but worth the effort! It is an ideal attractor pattern for Winter Steelhead. Color variations could include Purple, Chartreuse, Claret, and Black. Another variation would be to substitute the Saddle for Guinea on the 'body' and using Guinea fibers instead of bucktail for the tail.