(Fancy) Van Luven |
by Scott Howell
|Name ||(Fancy) Van Luven |
|Category ||Steelhead |
|Hook ||Partridge CS10/1 (Bartleet Traditional) Size #2|
|Tag ||Fine Silver Tinsel and Hot Red Glo-Brite Floss|
|Tail ||Red-dyed G.P. Crest|
|Body ||Red HareLine STS Trilobal Dub |
|Rib||Medium Oval Silver Tinsel |
|Collar||Natural Brown Hen Hackle |
|Wing||White Polar Aire under Fl White Calftail |
|Cheeks||(optional) Jungle Cock Nail |
|Head||Danville Fl Orange (#503) no-wax Flymaster thread |
(Fancy) Van Luven is dressed by Scott Howell. The original Van Luven was originated by Harry Van Luven and introduced on the Rogue River in the 1920's. It has long been considered a "staple" for any Steelhead
fly box. The original version, as far as I can determine, called for a tail of red squirrel, a body of red chenille, ribbed with silver tinsel, a collar of grizzly, and a wing of red squirrel. This version, tied by Scotty incorporates modern materials into the making. These material have more than proven their effectiveness in recent years.
You can see more of Scott Howell's flies at The Flies of Scott Howell. See his notes below.