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'Signal Light' (Reduced Dressing)
Tied By Scott Howell

'Signal Light' (Reduced Dressing), Tied By Scott Howell

Name 'Signal Light' (Reduced Dressing)
Category Steelhead
Hook Partridge CS10/1 (Bartleet Traditional) Size #2
Tip/Tag Fine Silver Wire or Oval Tinsel
Tail (optional) Purple Saddle Hackle fibers
Butt Hot Orange and Chartreuse Glo-Brite Floss
Body William Servey's Black Dubbing
Rib Small Oval Silver Tinsel
CollarPurple Hen Hackle
Wing(mixed) Wine, Pearl, Blue, and Chartreuse Lite-Brite under Spirit River Black Polar Aire
HeadDanville 6/0 no-wax Black Flymaster thread

Scott Howell makes great use of modern materials to tie a reduced version of the Randall Kaufman "Signal Light". Randall Kaufmann's original called for the first 1/2 of the body to be tied with fluorescent orange and fluorescent green (chartreuse) yarn and a black marabou wing over the mixed crystal flash. See his notes about his fly below.

Scott's Notes: The Signal Light is one of Randall Kaufmann's most popular signature flies and is aptly named after the railroad signal lights that border the Deschutes River.

You can see more of Scott Howell's flies at The Flies of Scott Howell.