Steve Burke's Salmon and Steelhead Fly-Tying Guide
Steelhead Spectre(Veverka)
Tied by Steve Burke

Steelhead Spectre(Veverka)
Name Steelhead Spectre
Category Steelhead
TagFlat Silver Tinsel
TailGolden Pheasant Tippet Barbs, Over which is Sheath of Black-Barred Woodduck, Followed by a Turn of Orange-Dyed Teal Flank
BodyFlat Silver Tinsel
Center JointCollar of Fluorescent Orange Hackle and Wing of White Skunk
Collar Long Purple Hackle
Wing White Skunk
Head Fluorescent Red-Orange


The pattern for this fly came from the fine book by Dick Stewart and Farrow Allen, Flies for Steelhead. They write that this colorful, highly visble fly, originated by Bob Veverka of Vermont, was designed for fishing off-colored winter water.