The Fly Fishing Place Online Fly Shop
FREIGHT TRAIN
Like Us On Facebook







HOW TO TIE THE FREIGHT TRAIN STEELHEAD FLY



The Freight Train
is a top producing steelhead fly pattern on Oregon's Deschutes River and anywhere else you find steelhead. The bright orange and red butt and purple tail and hackle are a blend of many proven steelhead colors, and the dark body with white wing is a proven steelhead combination. A Randall Kaufmann pattern. Apparently Randall hadn't named this fly yet and was distracted watching a freight train rolling down beside the Deschutes River when a steelhead interrupted his sight-seeing. There are many variations of the Freight Train, one of the best of which is the Crystal Freight Train, with a wing of Pearl Flashabou Accent.



HOOK SIZES:  2, 4, 6 , 8 OR 1.5, 3, 5, 7

HOOK OPTIONS:  Mustad 36890, Daiichi 2441, Alec Jackson Steelhead Irons

THREAD:  Black Danville 6/0

TAIL:  Purple hackle fibers

RIBBING: Oval silver tinsel

BODY: Rear half fluorescent fire orange dubbing, front half black chenille.

HACKLE: Purple hackle tied as a collar and tied back and down.

WING: White calf tail.

HEAD FINISH: Loon Hard Head Black Cement