Johnson's Hanky Panky Steelhead Fly
Travis Johnson: "Well sometimes even your pet can be a muse. I named this fly after my yellow lab Henry (Hank for short). He is a wild, high energy, free spirit. I wanted a sparse fly that would produce its own background. (The flash in the wing really gets it done.) The classic steelhead colors of purple and chartreuse can't really ever be beat. The elongated butt with a veil over it provides great visual stimulus for the steelhead. I like to believe that the last thing the steelhead sees before he takes your fly is the butt color. Purple is also the best low light color that an angler can use. Next time you're fishing and feeling a little wild, give the Hanky Panky a try. You won't be disappointed."