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.