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Brad's Brat

Name Brad's Brat
Category Steelhead
Hook Size Size 2/0 Through 4
Tip Flat Gold Tinsel
Tail Orange and White Bucktail
Ribbing Flat Gold Tinsel
Body Rear Half, Orange Wool; Front Half, Red Wool
Throat Brown Saddle Hackle
Wing Bottom Third, Orange Bucktail; Top Two Thirds, White Bucktail                                                                  
Head Black

Brad's Brat  was developed by Eli Bradner for the Stillaguamish River in Washington around 1937. It has been a very popular and successful fly for summer and winter-run steelhead.

 

 

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