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Coal Car (Kaufmann)
Tied by Eric Martin

Coal Car, a Randall Kaufmann Fly 


Coal Car

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

Black Saddle Hackle


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

Rib Size 14 Oval Silver Tinsel
Hackle Black Saddle

Black Bear with UV Purple Krystal Flash

This version of Randall Kaufmann's Coal Car was tied by Salmonfly.Net Contributing Fly Tyer Eric Martin. In Flies for Steelhead, Dick Stewart and Farrow Allen write that the Coal Car is a darker variation of Kaufmann's popular Freight Train and is most effective on dark, overcast days or at dusk.

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


468 x 60 Fly Fishing