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Coal Car (Kaufmann)
Tied by Eric Martin
 

Coal Car, a Randall Kaufmann Fly 

Name

Coal Car

Category Steelhead
Hook Gamakatsu Traditional Series T10-6H, size 4 or 2
Tail

Black Saddle Hackle

Body

¼ Orange Antron Yarn, ¼ Red Antron Yarn, ½ Medium Black Chenille

Rib Size 14 Oval Silver Tinsel
Hackle Black Saddle
Wing

Black Bear with UV Purple Krystal Flash

This version of Randall Kaufmann's Coal Car was tied by Salmonfly.Net Contributing Fly Tyer Eric Martin. In Flies for Steelhead, Dick Stewart and Farrow Allen write that the Coal Car is a darker variation of Kaufmann's popular Freight Train and is most effective on dark, overcast days or at dusk.

Read more about Eric Martin and see more of his flies at The Flies of Eric Martin.

 

468 x 60 Fly Fishing


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