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(Fancy) Van Luven
Dressed by Scott Howell

(Fancy) Van Luven, Tied 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
RibMedium Oval Silver Tinsel
CollarNatural Brown Hen Hackle
WingWhite Polar Aire under Fl White Calftail
Cheeks(optional) Jungle Cock Nail
HeadDanville 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.