Steve Burke's Salmon and Steelhead Fly-Tying Guide
Sauk River Shrimp/Grub
By Scott Howell

Sauk River Shrimp/Grub, A Scott Howell Fly
Name Sauk River Shrimp/Grub
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
ThreadUniThread Fire Orange 8/0
Tail (Shrimp)Sparce Red/Orange Bucktail accented with Yellow Bucktail
Tail (Grub)Omitted
Body4 to 5 equal segments of Orange/Red twisted Ostrich Herl
Hackle/CollarOne to two full turns of Yellow Saddle Hackle at each 'joint' or segment - the hackles should be gradually larger from tail to head.
HeadFluorescent or Fire Orange

This fly was tied by contributing tyer, Scott Howell. You can see more of his flies at The Flies of Scott Howell See also Sauk River Shrimp/Grub, Chartreuse. See Scotty's notes below.

SCOTT'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.