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Fiery Brown Variant
Designed and Tied by William Lovelace

Fiery Brown Variant


Fiery Brown Variant

Category Steelhead Soft Hackle

Dai Riki 899 #2


Black 3/0 Monocord

Body 100% Merino Wool dyed Fiery Brown
Thorax Peacock Sword in a dubbing loop
Hackle Pheasant Body

Fiery Brown Variant was designed and tied by William Lovelace, one of the most prolific contributors on this site. You can find many more of his flies at his page on this site, The Flies of William Lovelace

Bill's Notes: This is my dubbed Steelhead variant inspired by a nice little #12 trout soft hackle the Rusty Berlin Bum created by “letumgo”.

About the Soft Hackle Series: I am someone who likes to use traditional soft hackles for trout. It carries over into tying steelhead flies. One of my favorite steelhead series is Alec Jackson’s Spades and they are essentially soft hackles tied with a particular variation of incorporating the deer hair in their construction. Soft Hackles quick and easy to tie in sea run trout sizes are worth a try in any steelheaders’ fly boxes.


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