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Kalama Special, Tied by Scotty Howell

Name Kalama Special
Category Steelhead
Hook Partridge CS10/1 Bartleet Traditional Size #2
Tag/Tip Fine Silver Oval Tinsel and Benecchi's Yellow Iridescent thread
Tail Hot Red Saddle Hackle fibers
Body 3 equal segments of Yellow Ostrich Herl and Badger Hen Hackle
Collar Natural Mallard Flank
Wing Polar Bear or White Calftail
HeadDanville un-waxed 6/0 Fl/Fire Orange Flymaster thread

This enticing version of the Kalama Special was tied by contributing fly tyer, Scott Howell. You can see more of the late Scott Howell's flies at The Flies of Scott Howell. See his notes about this fly below.

Scotty's Notes: The Kalama Special was designed by Mooch Abrams of Portland OR. While it was intended as a fly for Cutthroats, renowned angler Mike Kennedy fished it extensively (and very successfully) for Steelhead on the famed Kalama river. This bright Northwest 'classic' is still an effective pattern for just about any water and light conditions.

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