Steve Burke's Salmon and Steelhead Fly-Tying Guide
Faux Lum Plum
Tied By Scott Howell

Faux Lum Plum, Tied By Scott Howell
Name Faux Lum Plum
Category Salmon/Steelhead
Hook Alec Jackson Spey Fly Hook (Daiichi #2051)
Tag Fine Silver Oval Tinsel and Chartreuse UniStretch or UniFloss
Butt Black Ostrich Herl
Tail Hot Red GP Crest under Hot Red GP Tippet fibers
Body 1/2 Bennechi's Lavender Iridescent Thread - 2d 1/2, Ronn Lucas' Purple Iridescent Dubbing
Rib Small Silver Oval Tinsel
Collar(s) Sparse Black Hen Hackle under Purple Guinea Fowl
Wing Polar Bear accented with Holographic Silver Lite Brite
HeadDanville unwaxed Purple 6/0 Flymaster thread

Faux Lum Plum, which has proven to be a very effective pattern on the lower Deschutes, was tied by contributing fly tyer, Scott Howell. He has also tied a tube variation of this fly, (which see). Scotty says he tied the tube variation just for kicks, and doesn't seem to be very impressed with it, but I am. It is an excellent example, to me, of how traditional flies can be converted to tube flies. It may also make this more effective as a Salmon fly. Tube flies are beginning to see more popularity in the Northwest as tiers are finding them highly effective. You can see more of Scott Howell's flies at The Flies of Scott Howell.