Steve Burke's Salmon and Steelhead Fly-Tying Guide
The Elvelandet
An original fly by Scotty Howell

The Elvelandet, Originated and Tied By Scott Howell
Name The Elvelandet
Category Atlantic Salmon/Steelhead
Hook Alec Jackson Spey (Daiichi #2055 Gold) Size(s) 5 through 1.5
ThreadDanville 6/0 Fl Orange Flymaster un-waxed thread
TagFine Silver Oval Tinsel and Benecchi's Lilac Iridescent Thread
Tail Red-dyed GP Crest under Barred Woodduck
Butt Black Ostrich Herl
Body1st Half, Yellow -dyed Peacock Herl - 2d Half, A dubbing brush made with Lee Clark's Lavender Tying Yarn
RibSmall Silver Oval Tinsel
Body HackleSilver Doc Blue Hen Hackle from the 3d turn of tinsel (or mid point of tying yarn) with a few turns to form a first collar
Final CollarOrange-dyed Guinea Fowl
WingWhite Calftail or Polar Bear accented with Pearl Gold Angel Hair
HeadFl Orange

The Elvelandet is an original creation by Scott Howell. See his notes about it below. You can see more of Scott Howell's flies at The Flies of Scott Howell.

Scotty's Notes: This fly was designed as my tribute to Erling Olsen of Frogner, Norway. In addition to being a renowned angler and flytyer, Mr. Olsen is also a brilliant photographer and the author of several wonderful books including, "Hair Winged Flies for Salmon & Sea Trout", and "Elvelandet". I'm very proud to say that I've learned much from Mr. Olsen's books and that his work has truly inspired me.