Polar Herring (Crawford)
Category: Pacific Salmon/Salwater
Hook: Size 4 to 2/0 (Saltwater)
Body & Tail: Silver Mylar piping, tied down at the bend and unraveled for the tail
Wing: White over pink polar bear or FisHair, topped with a barred mallard flank feather, stem and all, trimmed to match the length of the hair. (The entire wing is tied down at the hook bend to for a back, making sure that the pink hair shows at the sides.)
Eyes: Painted (optional), white with black pupils
Head: Tying thread
The pattern for this fly came from the book by Bruce Ferguson, Les Johnson, & Pat Trotter Fly Fishing for Pacific Salmon. They note that it was originated by Jim Crawford. The fly is as a matter fact mentioned quite frequently in Jim Crawford's book, Salmon to a Fly, Fly Fishing for Pacific Salmon in the Open Ocean as a favorite for Pacific salmon fly fishing.