Simple Night Hawk |
Tied By Scott Howell Fly
|Name ||Simple Night Hawk |
|Category ||Salmon/Steelhead |
|Hook ||Alec Jackson Spey (Daiichi 2051 or 2050) Size #3 through #1.5|
|Tip/Tag ||Fine Silver Oval Tinsel and Golden Yellow Floss|
|Tail ||Natural GP Crest under (short) FK Blue Saddle Hackle fibers |
|Butt ||Red Ostrich Herl |
|Body ||Medium Flat Silver Tinsel |
|Rib ||Fine Silver Oval Tinsel |
|Collar||Black Hen Hackle |
|Wing||Asian Squirrel Tail |
|Head||Danville un-waxed 6/0 Fl/Fire Orange Flymaster thread |
This beautifully tied version of the Night Hawk was tied by Scott Howell. It is really a classic featherwing pattern converted to a hairwing, and although it was developed for Atlantic Salmon, it has a proven record for taking Pacific Salmon, especially Silvers. This fly should be fished dead drift by mending your fly line or retrieved with short, quick pulls.
You can see more of Scott Howell's flies at The Flies of Scott Howell.