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Rusty Bullet (Howell)

Name Rusty Bullet
Category Steelhead
BodyFluorescent Orange Yarn
Head and CollarDeer Body Hair Spun on Projecting Forward, Then Pulled Back and Tied Off in A Bullet-Style or Thunder Creek Style Head; Collar Hair Extends to The Bend of the Hook.
WingA Pair of Range Dyed Grizzly Saddle Hackle Tips, Tied Directly Behind the Bullet Head; Strip the Lower Stems and Leave Them As Feelers Projecting From the Front
HackleTie Behid Head With Red or Orange Thread

This fly, developed by Joe Howell for Washington and Oregon waters, should fished as a waking or skating fly. It is meant to imitate the abundant Fall Caddis hatches of the Northwest .





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