Category: Steelhead / Salmon / Sea-Run Cutthroat
Hook: Alec Jackson (Daichi 2050 or 2051) Spey Fly Hook sizes #5 through #1.5
Thread: 8/0 Fire Orange (UniThread)
Tag: Small Gold Oval Tinsel
Tail: Black Bucktail accented with Orange and Yellow Bucktail and Black Krystal Flash
Body: Hot Orange HareLine Steelhead & Salmon Dubbin or Hareline Hot Orange STS Trilobal Dub w/ palmered Yellow Saddle Hackle or Schlappen
Collar: Orange Saddle Hackle or Schlappen
Front CarapaceGolden Pheasant rump feathers Black over Orange or Black over 'natural' Gold/Yellow. The Carapace is tied flat and directly on top of the body and should extend well into the tail
Head: 8/0 Fire Orange (UniThread)
The General Proctologist, a variation of Drury's "General Practitioner", was tied by the late Scott Howell of Bothell, WA who contributed to this site for many years.
SCOTT'S NOTES: This fly, originated by Colonel Esmund Drury, is a must-have for Salmon and Steelhead. Sea-run Cutthroat Trout can also be landed using G.P.'s tied on smaller hooks (#7 and #6). This versatile pattern is also dressed in Black, Purple, Pink, Red, Claret, and Chartreuse. I've also used (successfully) combinations of Black and Blue on overcast days ( see General Proctologist, Blue to the right).
With no disrespect intended (especially to Col. Drury!), I renamed this fly because alligning and tying in the Carapace can be (for me) a genuine pain in the 'back side'!
You can read about Scotty and see many more of his flies on his page on this site, Scotty Howell Flies.