Steve Burke's Salmon and Steelhead Fly-Tying Guide
Gold Digger
A Scott Howell Fly

Gold Digger, Tied by Scotty Howell
Name Gold Digger
Category Steelhead
Hook Alec Jackson Spey Fly Hook (Daiichi #2051)
Tag Fine Gold Oval Tinsel and Hot Pink UniStretch
Tail Hot Red Saddle Hackle fibers
Body 1/2 HareLine Shrimp Pink Flat Diamond Braid - 2d 1/2, HareLine Purple Ice Dub
Rib Small Gold Oval Tinsel
Body Hackle Black-dyed Blue Eared Pheasant from the 3d turn of the tinsel - with two turns at the end of the Body
Collar(s) Teal under Purple Guinea Fowl
Wing Red Calftail accented with a few strands of Pearl/Gold Lite Brite
HeadDanville unwaxed Purple 6/0 Flymaster thread

Gold Digger is an original fly from contributing fly tyer, Scott Howell again shows the attention to detail and classic proportions that have become his trademark. You can see more of Scott Howell's flies at The Flies of Scott Howell.