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Umpqua Special

Name Umpqua Special
Category Steelhead
Hook 4 or 6, Regular or 1XL
Tail White Bucktail
Ribbing Wide Flat Silver Tinsel
Body Rear Third, Yellow Yarn; Front Two Thirds Red Yarn or Chenille
Collar Brown, Tied in Front of Wing
Wing White Bucktail, With Smaller Bunches of Red Bucktail On Each Side
Head Red or Black

The Umpqua Special was thought to have been originated around 1935 by Vic O'Byrne. It has remained since that time, a very popular fly.



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