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Freight Train (Kaufmann)
Tied by Eric Martin

Freight Train 


Freight Train

Category Steelhead
Hook Gamakatsu Traditional Series T10-6H, size 4 or 2

Purple Saddle Hackle


¼ Orange Antron Yarn, ¼ Red Antron Yarn, ½ Medium Black Chenille


Size 14 Oval Silver Tinsel

Hackle Purple Saddle Hackle

White Calf Tail

This version of Randall Kaufmann's Freight Train was tied by Salmonfly.Net Contributing Fly Tyer Eric Martin. Freight train is the light variation of the Coal Car, also developed by Randall Kaufmann.

Read more about Eric Martin and see more of his flies at The Flies of Eric Martin.


468 x 60 Fly Fishing