Coal Car Steelhead Fly
The pattern for this fly, originated by Randall Kaufmann, came from the fine book by Dick Stewart and Farrow Allen, Flies for Steelhead. They write that Randall Kaufmann designed the Coal Car as a darker variation of his Freight Train. It's most effective on dark and overcast days.
The fly has a good reputation as a dark day fly, with just enough color to attract the fishes attention.
Hook: Up eye salmon hook.
Tail: Black hackle barbs.
Rib: Oval silver tinsel
Body: 1/4 Fluorescent orange yarn, 1/4 Fluorescent red yarn, 1/2 black chenille.
Collar: Black hackle.
Wing: Black crystal flash and black squirrel tail.