Category: Steelhead / Salmon
Hook: Mustad 80500 BL Size 2/0
Working Thread: White 8/0
Tag: Gold Tinsel (Small) & Fl Red Floss
Butt: Black Ostrich Herl
Tail: Red over Yellow Hackle Barbs
Body: First Half; HareLine Pearl Flat Diamond Braid, Second Half; HareLine Peacock Black Ice Dub
Underwing: Yellow Calftail accented with Peacock Black Mirror Flash 1/100
Collar(s): Light KF Blue Schlappen under Hot Orange Schlappen
Wing: Natural Grey Squirrel
Head: Danville 6/0 Unwaxed Fl/Fire Orange Thread
Sorcerer's Apprentice was tied by the late Scotty Howell for Salmonfly.Net.
Scotty's Notes: The Sorcerer's Apprentice is one of my very first attempts in dressing an "Atlantic" style modern hairwing Salmon Fly. The inspiration behind this tie was the gorgeous work found in Erling Olsen's book, "Hairwing Flies for Salmon and Sea Trout" and the myriad of wonderful patterns in "Flies for Atlantic Salmon" by Dick Stewart and Farrow Allen.
You can see more of the late Scott Howell's flies on his page on this site, Scotty Howell Flies.