Steve Burke's Salmon and Steelhead Fly-Tying Guide
Russian Overtaker
Tied By Scott Howell

Russian Overtaker, 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 Grande
Collar(s) Sparse Electric Purple Hen Hackle under Purple Guinea Fowl
Wing Lilac Calftail accented with Spirit River Pearl/Green Lite-Brite
HeadDanville 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.