Steve Burke's Salmon and Steelhead Fly-Tying Guide
The Avon
A Scott Howell Fly

The Avon, Tied by Scotty Howell
Name The Avon
Category Steelhead
Hook Alec Jackson Spey (Daiichi 2051) Size #1.5
Tip/Tag Fine Silver Oval Tinsel and Pearl Mylar
Tail Small Peacock Swords
Butt Olive-dyed Ostrich Herl
Body 1/3 Benecchi's Red Iridescent Thread, 2/3 William Servey's Black Dubbing
Rib Small Oval Silver Tinsel behind Pearl Mylar Tinsel
Collar(s) Sparse Red Hen Hackle under Natural Badger Hen Hackle
Wing Natural Grey Squirrel Tail accented with sparse strands of Silver Holographic Lite Brite
HeadRed Danville 6/0 no-wax Flymaster thread and Silver Flashabou

The Avon is tied by 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. See his notes about The Avon below.

Scotty's Notes: This semi-original Steelhead pattern is actually a "tied-in-reverse" rendition of Don Johnson's wonderful Soft Hackle fly, the Super Nova.