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Columbia River Special

Steelhead Fly

Frank Headrick originated this pattern around 1950

Hooks - MUS80500BL, MUS80501 BL, TMC7999, DA12441 or equivalent

Thread - Black

Tip - Flat silver tinsel

Tail - Crimson red hackle barbs

Ribbing - Flat silver tinsel

Body - Dubbed with red lamb's wool

Hackle - Crimson red tied on as a collar and tied back and down

Wing - White bucktail tied over the body

Fish Flies: The Encyclopedia of the Fly Tier's Art - Terry Hellekson

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