Hook: Alec Jackson Spey (Daiichi 2050 or 2051) Size #3
Tail: Pink Calftail
Body: Silver Holographic Mylar Tinsel
Egg/Shoulder: 'Roe' formed with HareLine Champagne Hot Glue Stick
Collar: Medium Pink Hen Hackle
Wing: Fl White Calftail accented with Spirit River Pearl/Green Lite-Brite
Head: Danville no-wax 6/0 Fl/Fire Orange Flymaster thread
The Original Rajah is tied with a chenille shoulder. Here, Scott Howell adds an interesting and more realistic glue stick alternative. See also his Plum Variant of this fly.
Scotty's Notes: : According to Trey Combs, the 'Rajah' was first tied in 1967 by Arthur Solomon of Spokane, WA. This colorful, yet subtle Steelhead pattern is ideal for low-water conditions and has also proven to be very effective for Dolly Varden and Silver Salmon.
You can read about Scotty and see many more of his flies on his page on this site, Scotty Howell Flies.