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Paint Brush, Tied By Scott Howell

Name Paint Brush
Category Steelhead
Hook Partridge CS10/2 Bartleet Supreme Size #1/0
Tag Fine Gold Oval Tinsel
Body Medium Gold Flat Tinsel
Body HackleRed and Orange Hen Hackles (palmered together)
Collar(s)Purple Hen Hackle (shorter) under Turquoise Hen Hackle
HeadDanville un-waxed 6/0 Fl/Fire Orange Flymaster thread

I couldn't resist showing Scotty Howell's beautifully tied version of Paint Brush. See his notes about this fly below. You can see more of the late Scott Howell's flies at The Flies of Scott Howell.

Scotty's Notes: This Bill McMillan signature fly was developed in 1973 and has more than proven itself as a marvelous Winter Steelhead pattern. It is best dressed on heavier irons and according to Mr. McMillan, fished using a "floating line and strictly on a deep, natural drift."

 

 

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