Tied By Scott Howell
|Name ||Russian Overtaker |
|Category ||Salmon/Steelhead |
|Trailing Hook ||Gamakatsu # 02109 Size #2 Octopus hook furled on Amnesia
15lb Chartreuse leader material|
|Working Hook ||Alec Jackson Spey (Daiichi 2050) Size #3 (cut and de-burred
above the hook point after finishing the fly)|
|Tail ||Chartreuse Calftail |
|Body ||1/3 HareLine Hot Orange Steelhead & Salmon Dubbin, 2/3 Purple Estaz
|Collar(s) ||Sparse Electric Purple Hen Hackle under Purple Guinea Fowl |
|Wing ||Lilac Calftail accented with Spirit River Pearl/Green Lite-Brite|
|Head||Danville Flymaster 6/0 no-wax Claret thread |
"Russian Overtaker" is an original fly designed by Contributing Fly Tyer, Scott Howell. You can see more of his flies at The Flies of Scott Howell. See Scotty's notes about this fly below.
Scotty's Notes: This 'articulated' hair-winged pattern was inspired by Jurij
Shumakov's gorgeous tube fly, the Purple Overtaker and dressed using Don
Johnson's original method on furling a trailing or stinger hook.