Hook: Partridge CS10/2 Bartleet Supreme Size #1/0
Tag: Fine Gold Oval Tinsel
Body: Medium Gold Flat Tinsel
Body: HackleRed and Orange Hen Hackles (palmered together)
Collar(s): Purple Hen Hackle (shorter) under Turquoise Hen Hackle
Head: Danville un-waxed 6/0 Fl/Fire Orange Flymaster thread
I couldn't resist showing Scotty Howell's beautifully tied version of Paint Brush because it is one of my favorites. See his notes about this fly below. You can see more of the late Scott Howell's flies at The Flies of Scott Howell.
Scotty sent these notes when he sent the fly photo: This Bill McMillan signature fly was developed in 1973 and has more than proven itself as a marvelous Winter Steelhead pattern. It is best dressed on heavier irons and according to Mr. McMillan, fished using a "floating line and strictly on a deep, natural drift."