Freight Train |
Tied By Scotty Howell
|Name ||Freight Train |
|Category ||Steelhead |
|Hook ||Partridge CS10/1 Bartleet Traditional Size(s) #6 through #2 |
|Thread||Benecchi's Lilac 12/0 Thread |
|Tag||Fine Silver Oval Tinsel and Benecchi's Orange Iridescent Thread |
|Tail ||Purple-dyed GP Crest |
|Butt ||Orange Ostrich Herl |
|Body||1st 1/2, Benecchi's Red Iridescent Thread - 2d 1/2 HareLine Black Krystal Dub or HareLine Black UV Ice Dub |
|Rib||Small Oval Silver Tinsel over 2d 1/2 of Body |
|COLLAR(S)||Sparse Purple Hen Hackle under Purple Guinea Fowl |
|Wing||Polar Bear or White Calftail accented with Pearl Green Angel Hair |
|Head||Benecchi'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The original 'Train' was superseded by the Flashabou Freight Train and evolved in to the Krystal Flash Freight Train.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.