By Scott Howell
Fly name: Name Jock Olsen
Hook: Daiichi #2151
Sizes #3 through #1 or Alec Jackson.
Tag: Fine Oval Silver Tinsel and Pumpkin or Bright Yellow
Tail: G.P. Tippets.
Butt: Black Ostrich Herl.
Body: 1/2 HareLine Root Beer Flat Diamond Braid, 1/2
HareLine Black Krystal Dub.
Rib: Small Oval Silver Tinsel over Dubbing.
Collars: Sparse Teal or Mallard Flank under Natural Guinea
Cheek: Jungle Cock (optional).
Wing: Natural Fox Squirrel Tail accented with a few strands
of Baitfish Angel Hair (AH-139).
This Jock Scott-inspired
Steelhead / Salmon fly was designed by renowned angler/author
Erling Olsen of Frogner Norway and has proven itself to be one
of the most effective flies ever fashioned for Salmon and Sea
The "semi-toned colors" and
"transparent image" of the Jock Olsen will suit just about any
stream color or condition and is ideal for big Salmon -
especially when fished in deep pools.
While it was concieved for
Scandinavian waters, it's a marvelous addition to your flybox
for any salmon/steelhead rivers all over the world
"Scotty" Howell 2004