#75-2013 – PBR Steelhead Bucktail by Jon Harrang

#75-2013 PBR Steelhead Bucktail - Jon Harrang
#75-2013 PBR Steelhead Bucktail – Jon Harrang

Tied by: Jon Harrang
Originated by: Jon Harrang

Hook: Partridge CS17 Ken Baker #2
Thread: Black 8/0
Tag: Silver oval tinsel fine
Tail: Golden pheasant crest dyed red
Body: Pearl Mylar braid
Rib: Silver oval tinsel
Beard: 2 turns of white hackle followed by 2 turns of scaup flank (teal or pintail ok for sub)
Wing: Blue bucktail under purple bucktail with fluorescent red dyed badger over top
Collar: Purple hackle
Head: Black

Notes: Jon created the PBR Steelhead Bucktail in pursuit of the Northeast’s legendary steelhead. The name of the streamer comes from the purple, blue and red used in the wing, but also as a nod to Pabst Blue Ribbon, a cheap American canned beer that has been the beverage of choice on numerous steelheading trips Jon and friends have taken over the years.

Jon Harrang Jon Harrang – Jon lives on a mini-ranch/fixer-upper in central Oregon’s high desert with his wife and three daughters. He has been tying flies since he was in grade school, with a special emphasis on dressing both steelhead and Atlantic salmon patterns. He is relatively new to the streamer game but very interested in improving his skills and continuing to learn more about this style of fly.
[visit Jon’s streamer page]

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