Hook: Alec Jackson Spey (Daiichi 2051) Size #1.5
Tip/Tag: Fine Silver Oval Tinsel and Pearl Mylar
Tail: Small Peacock Swords
Butt: Olive-dyed Ostrich Herl
Body: 1/3 Benecchi's Red Iridescent Thread, 2/3 William Servey's Black Dubbing
Rib: Small Oval Silver Tinsel behind Pearl Mylar Tinsel
Collar(s): Sparse Red Hen Hackle under Natural Badger: Hen Hackle
Wing: Natural Grey Squirrel Tail accented with sparse strands of Silver Holographic Lite Brite
Head: Red Danville 6/0 no-wax Flymaster thread and Silver Flashabou
The Avon is tied by contributing fly tyer, Scott Howell again shows the attention to detail and classic proportions that have become his trademark.
Scotty's Notes: This semi-original Steelhead pattern is actually a "tied-in-reverse" rendition of Don Johnson's wonderful Soft Hackle fly, the Super Nova.
You can see more of the late Scott Howell's flies on his page on this site, Scotty Howell Flies.