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GBS (variant) NW Toppy
A Scott Howell Fly

GBS (variant) NW Toppy, A Scott Howell Fly

Name GBS (variant) NW Toppy
Category Salmon/Steelhead
Hook Partridge CS10/1 Bartleet Traditional Size #2
Tip/Tag Fine Silver Oval Tinsel and Chartreuse Glo-Brite Floss
Tail Red-dyed Polar Bear (tied short)
Butt Chartruese Rabbit Fur under a collar of Chartreuse Saddle Hackle
Body Derek Fergus' Black "On the Take" dubbing
Body Hackle Black Hen Hackle
RibSmall Silver Oval Tinsel
CollarBlack Hen Hackle
WingFl White Calf Tail accented with sparse Pearl/Green Lite-Brite
HeadDanville un-waxed 6/0 Fl/Fire Orange Flymaster thread

Scott Howell's GBS (variant) NW Toppy, is a variation of the classic Toppy, originated by John Younger around 1837 for the Tweed River. Scott has subsituted some modern materials and changed some of the colors to mimic a suitable fly for Steelhead waters in the Northwest. His Classic version of the fly is closer to the original Toppy. See NW Toppy.

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