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Freight Train
Tied By Scotty Howell

Freight Train ? Tied By Scott Howell

Name Freight Train
Category Steelhead
Hook Partridge CS10/1 Bartleet Traditional Size(s) #6 through #2
ThreadBenecchi's Lilac 12/0 Thread
TagFine Silver Oval Tinsel and Benecchi's Orange Iridescent Thread
Tail Purple-dyed GP Crest
Butt Orange Ostrich Herl
Body1st 1/2, Benecchi's Red Iridescent Thread - 2d 1/2 HareLine Black Krystal Dub or HareLine Black UV Ice Dub
RibSmall Oval Silver Tinsel over 2d 1/2 of Body
COLLAR(S)Sparse Purple Hen Hackle under Purple Guinea Fowl
WingPolar Bear or White Calftail accented with Pearl Green Angel Hair
HeadBenecchi's Lilac 12/0 Thread

This beautiful version of the Freight Train, is tied by Scott Howell. See his notes about it below. You can see more of Scott Howell's flies at The Flies of Scott Howell.

Scotty's Notes: The Freight Train was invented in the 1970's by Randall Kaufmann of Portland, Oregon. The original 'Train' was superseded by the Flashabou Freight Train and evolved in to the Krystal Flash Freight Train. While it was designed for Oregon's Deschutes river it has become one of the most popular and effective Steelhead flies throughout the entire Pacific Northwest.