Sauk River Shrimp/Grub, Chartreuse
Category: Steelhead / Salmon
Hook: Alec Jackson Spey (Daiichi 2050 0r 2051) or A.J. Steelhead Irons or Low Water Dee Hooks size(s) 1.5 through 5
Thread: UniThread Fire Orange 8/0
Tail (Shrimp): Sparce Purple Bucktail accented with Chartreuse Bucktail
Tail (Grub): Omitted
Body: 4 to 5 equal segments of Chartreuse Ostrich Herl chenille, made by twisting the herl with fine silver tinsel; Apply in 4 to 6 Equal segments
Hackle/Collar: One to two full turns of Purple Saddle Hackle at each 'joint' or segment - the hackles should be gradually larger from tail to head.
Head: Fluorescent or Fire Orange
We displayed another rendition by Scotty of this fly originated by Alec Jackson a few months ago (when first published). This example shows another color variation, but also indicates, by the care he puts into his flies, the respect that he has for the originator, Alec Jackson. See also Sauk River Shrimp/Grub, Orange.
Scotty's Notes: This amazing pattern was designed and developed by Alec Jackson of the Yorkshire Flyfisher. Using Alec's method of twisting tinsel and Ostrich Herl (in to a 'chenille') makes this a labor intensive fly to dress...but worth the effort! It is an ideal attractor pattern for Winter Steelhead. Color variations could include Purple, Chartreuse, Claret, and Black. Another variation would be to substitute the Saddle for Guinea on the 'body' and using Guinea fibers instead of bucktail for the tail.
You can read about Scotty and see many more of his flies on his page on this site, Scotty Howell Flies.