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Coal Car (Kaufmann)

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Coal Car (Kaufmann)

Name Coal Car (Kaufmann)
Category Steelhead
Tail Black Hackle Barbs
Body 1/4 Fluorescent Red-Orange Yarn; 1/4 Fluorescent Red Yarn; 1/2 Black Chenille
RibFine Oval Silver Tinsel
Collar Soft Black Hackle
Wing A Few Strands of Black Krystal Flash with Black Squirrel Tail Over
Head Black

The pattern for this fly, originated by Randall Kaufmann, came from the fine book by Dick Stewart and Farrow Allen, Flies for Steelhead. They write that Randall Kaufmann designed the Coal Car as a darker variation of his Freight Train. It's most effective on dark and overcast days. 

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