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Steve Burke's Salmon and Steelhead Fly-Tying Guide
LEONS "Sparkle Alevin"
Originated and Tied By Leon Guthrie

LEONS Sparkle Alevin
Name LEONS "Sparkle Alevin"
Category Salmon / Steelhead / Rainbow Trout
HookKamasan B800 Classic Lure Extra Long. Size 10
BodyUni-Thread 6/0 Gray, Fit (Veniard) Damsel Dumb-Bell Eyes to underside of hook shank behind hook eye. Now make a small pouch from ladies White Panty-hose or Lureflash Booby Net. This is easily done by pinching the material in your vice and tying thread around to make the pouch. Cut this leaving a little for you to use to tie it on behind the dumb-bell eyes while manipulating the tie-in so the pouch is central underneath the hook shank. Apply a little super glue to the tying thread and between the dumb-bell eyes. Now take a length of Lureflash 'Larva Sparkle'and super glue on top of the dumb-bell eyes and along the top of the hook shank. Don't use to much super glue, it does stick so persevere using a cocktail stick to apply and hold in place while the glue reacts. Then once that is in place use cocktail stick to apply clear epoxy resin glue and apply at either side of the Larva Sparkle and build some on top and bottom of the dumb-bell eyes to form a round head that the Alevin has. Now I use a colour permanent orange pen that is used for Overhead Projector film to slightly colour the panty-hose material, but keeping some white in the material to show the natural look of the Alevin Yoke Sac.
CommentsGood realistic pattern of the Alevin and Yoke Sac Pouch looks realistic under water. .
Fishing Tips Allow to drift on bottom. Alevin do not swim much at all, so retrieve is little required if any, but very slowly.

This pattern was originated and tied by Leon Guthrie of Galashiels, Scotland. You can see more of his originals at The Flies of Leon Guthrie.