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Cummings Special
Tied By Bob Frandsen

Cummings Special

Name Cummings Special
Category Steelhead Fly
Tag Flat silver tinsel
Tail Golden Pheasant
Rib Oval silver tinsel
Body Rear1/3 yellow floss, balance claret goat dubbing
Hackle Claret
Wing Natural brown bucktail
Cheeks Jungle Cock (Optional)
Head Black

Cummings Special was tied by Australian Fly Tyer, Bob Frandsen. This fly pattern was originated by Clarence Gordon and Ward Cummings for Oregon's Umpqua River in the 1930's. You can see more of Bob's flies at The Flies of Bob Franden.