Steve Burke's Salmon and Steelhead Fly-Tying Guide
The Rajah
Tied By Scott Howell

The Rajah, Tied By Scott Howell
Name The Rajah
Category Steelhead
Hook Alec Jackson Spey (Daiichi 2050 or 2051) Size #3
Tail Pink Calftail
Body Silver Holographic Mylar Tinsel
Egg/Shoulder 'Roe' formed with HareLine Champagne Hot Glue Stick
Collar Medium Pink Hen Hackle
Wing Fl White Calftail accented with Spirit River Pearl/Green Lite-Brite
HeadDanville no-wax 6/0 Fl/Fire Orange Flymaster thread

The Original Rajah is tied with a chenille shoulder. Here, Scott Howell adds an interesting and more realistic glue stick alternative. See also his Plum Variant of this fly. You can see more of Scott Howell's flies at The Flies of Scott Howell. See his notes about this fly below.

Scotty's Notes: According to Trey Combs, the 'Rajah' was first tied in 1967 by Arthur Solomon of Spokane, WA. This colorful, yet subtle Steelhead pattern is ideal for low-water conditions and has also proven to be very effective for Dolly Varden and Silver Salmon.