Steve Burke's Salmon and Steelhead Fly-Tying Guide
Naranxeira (RV)
Tied By Scott Howell

Naranxeira (RV), Tied by Scotty Howell
Name Naranxeira (RV)
Category Salmon/Steelhead
Hook Mustad #80500 BL Size 2/0
Tag/Tip Fine Oval Silver Tinsel and Bright Yellow Floss
Tail Natural Golden Pheasant Crest under Natural Gadwall Flank Fibers
Butt Black-dyed Ostrich Herl
Body 1/3 Benecchi's Dark Orange Iridescent Thread, 2/3 Lucas' Black Iridescent Dubbing
Rib Small Silver Oval Tinsel (over dubbing)
Collar(s) Medium Pink Hen Hackle under Iron Dun Hen Hackle
Wing Natural Grey (white tipped) Squirrel Tail
HeadDanville un-waxed 6/0 Black Flymaster thread with a band of Salmon Pink Flashabou

Naranxeira was tied by contributing fly tyer, Scott Howell. It is a revised version of the Naranxeira that he tied at an earlier date and worthy of a new look. I don't know how Scooty's flies can get much better than this. See also his Northwest Naranxeira, a variation tied especially for northwest waters. You can see more of Scott Howell's flies at The Flies of Scott Howell. See his notes about the Naranxeira below.

Scotty's Notes: This fly was designed by the great Belarmino Martinez of Pravia, Asturias, Spain. He was considered by many to be one of Europe's foremost fly dressing masters. Martinez was well-known for his ornate Salmon flies and the Naranxeira is one of the few simple hairwing patterns he created. This example was tied and slightly modified from the instructions found in Taff Price's, "Fly Patterns - An International Guide".