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Bennett's Last Light
Designed by Michael Bennett, Dressed by Scott Howell

Bennett's Last Light, Tied By Scott Howell

Name Bennett's Last Light
Category Steelhead
Hook Alec Jackson Spey (Daiichi #2059 or #2055)
Tip/Tag Fine Oval Silver Tinsel and Aqua Blue Mirror Flash
Tail Purple Saddle Hackle Fibers
Body (blended) Davy Wotten Black SLF (#41) with 'Purple Haze' Lite-Brite
RibSmall Oval Silver Tinsel
Collar(s)Purple and Black Hen Hackle (wound together)
UnderwingSparse strands of HareLine Pearl Midge Flash under Purple Haze and Blue Lite-Brite
WingAsian or Black-dyed Squirrel Tail
HeadDanville's no-wax Black 6/0 FlyMaster thread

Bennett's Last Light is dressed by Scott Howell. He writes about the designer: "The 'Last Light' comes from the vise of Michael Bennett, the proprietor of Pacific Flyfishers in Mill Creek, WA. Michael is an accomplished Steelheader, a tremendously gifted tyer, and the author of several insightful angling articles for Northwest Flyfishing Magazine."

You can see more of Scott Howell's flies at The Flies of Scott Howell. See his notes below.

Scott's Notes: The 'Last Light' was originally dressed on a nickle-plated Alec Jackson Spey hook with a Tag of two strands of (un-twisted) Blue Krystal Flash. The Collar of mixed Purple and Black Hen hackle can also be substituted with Purple Guinea Fowl. While not concieved for any particular Pacific Northwest river system, this exciting Steelhead pattern is ideal for very dark water and low-light conditions anywhere.