Trailing: HookGamakatsu # 02109 Size #2 Octopus hook furled on Amnesia 15lb Chartreuse leader material
Working Hook: Alec Jackson Spey (Daiichi 2050) Size #3 (cut and de-burred above the hook point after finishing the fly)
Tail: Chartreuse Calftail
Body: 1/3 HareLine Hot Orange Steelhead & Salmon Dubbin, 2/3 Purple Estaz Grande
Collar(s): Sparse Electric Purple Hen Hackle under Purple Guinea Fowl
Wing: Lilac Calftail accented with Spirit River Pearl/Green Lite-Brite
Head: Danville Flymaster 6/0 no-wax Claret thread
"Russian Overtaker" is an original fly designed by Contributing Fly Tyer, the late Scott Howell.
Scotty's Notes: This 'articulated' hair-winged pattern was inspired by Jurij Shumakov's gorgeous tube fly, the Purple Overtaker and dressed using Don Johnson's original method on furling a trailing or stinger hook.
You can read about Scotty and see many more of his flies on his page on this site, Scotty Howell Flies.