Faltin's Royal Gold
Category: Atlantic Salmon
Hook: Salar Double: 5 gold
Tag: Mirage and oval gold tinsel
Tail: Yellow soft hair and over that some strands of red hair
Butt: Black Ostrich Herl
Rib: Oval gold tinsel small, and follow up with a band of mirage
Body: Gold Holographic flat tinsel (H.Norling)
Wing: Yellow Temple dog hair , and over that a wing of red squirrel and blue Angelhair
Kinder: Grizzly feather in a soft red color
Hackle: Front Big Red soft/body hackle orange
Head: Black with a band of mirage. Secure with super glue and coat it well.
Faltin's Royal Gold, tied for Atlantic Salmon looks like it would be equally effective for Steelhead under the right conditions. The fly was tied by our newest contributing fly tyer, Swedish tyer Jan Faltin. The name of this fly is derived from the name and story of his grand father Royl, who was born in Michigan- Escanaba-Delta in 1897, where his father Ernest F Engberg was digging for gold.
You can see more of his flies on his page on this site, Jan Faltin Flies. See his notes below.