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

Leons Polar Alevin
Name Leon's Polar Alevin
Category Salmon / Steelhead / Rainbow Trout / Blue Trout / Brown Trout
HookKamasan B800 Trout Classic Lure Extra Long. Size 10
BodyPut on a 2mm gold bead head. Using white tying silk, tie on several strands of krystal flash (Pearl) for tail. Attach UNI-Mylar (Pearl) and wind on the hook shank keeping the body Thin! Tie off behind the gold bead. Now take polar chenille (Fuchsia, attach it at the thorax area and wind towards the gold bead. During each turn hold the strands back towards the hook bend and build a small thorax. Finally tie off behind the gold bead. Now take all the chenille fibres, pinch them down and trim short. Cut any strands that remain on top of the thorax area.
CommentsSimple but effective Alevin pattern. Allow to Sink and drift in the current with little or no retrieve. On still water, fish it Static.

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. For more information about Alevin patterns and other examples from Leon, see Woodward Alevin and Other Imitations .