Steve Burke's Salmon and Steelhead Fly-Tying Guide
'Black Gordon' (North Country Variant)
Tied By Scott Howell

'Black Gordon' (North Country Variant), Tied By Scott Howell
Name 'Black Gordon' (North Country Variant)
Category Steelhead / Salmon
Hook Alec Jackson Spey (Daiichi #2050 or #2051) Sizes #7 - #3
Tag Fine Oval Gold Tinsel and Red UniFloss
Body1/3 Peacock Herl - 2/3 Black Ostrich Herl
CollarBlack Hen Hackle
WingBlack Calf Tail

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

Scotty's Notes: The Black Gordon was originated in the 1930's by Clarence Gordon, a well-known guide on the North Umpqua river. It's an easy-to-tie dark pattern that has accounted for many Steelhead throughout Southern Oregon and Northern California. It is quite similar to the Black Prince (designer unknown), which has been a popular pattern on the Umpqua since the late 1800's.