An original fly by Scotty Howell
|Name ||The Elvelandet |
|Category || Atlantic Salmon/Steelhead |
|Hook ||Alec Jackson Spey (Daiichi #2055 Gold) Size(s) 5 through 1.5 |
|Thread||Danville 6/0 Fl Orange Flymaster un-waxed thread |
|Tag||Fine Silver Oval Tinsel and Benecchi's Lilac Iridescent Thread |
|Tail ||Red-dyed GP Crest under Barred Woodduck |
|Butt ||Black Ostrich Herl |
|Body||1st Half, Yellow -dyed Peacock Herl - 2d Half, A dubbing brush made with Lee Clark's Lavender Tying Yarn
|Rib||Small Silver Oval Tinsel |
|Body Hackle||Silver 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 Collar||Orange-dyed Guinea Fowl |
|Wing||White Calftail or Polar Bear accented with Pearl Gold Angel Hair |
|Head||Fl 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.