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Brad's Brat
Tied By Bob Frandsen

Brads Brat

Name Brad's Brat
Category Steelhead Fly
Tag Flat gold tinsel
Tail Orange hackle fibres with white over
Rib Oval gold tinsel
Body Rear 1/2 orange dubbing, front red dubbing
Hackle Dark brown
Wing Orange over white buccktail or Polar bear
Cheeks Jungle Cock (Optional)
Head Red Silk

Brad's Brat was tied by Australian Fly Tyer, Bob Frandsen. This fly pattern was originated by Enos Bradner for the Stillaguamish River in Washington around 1937 and is still a popular fly for Summer and Winter Steelhead. You can see more of Bob's flies at The Flies of Bob Franden.