Brads Brat

Written by DCarp

Brads Brat

RWFF Brads Brat


Use hackle tips for the tail and color to orange. Use brown calf tail for wing, rotate, lengthen and color to orange. Use White Calftail to top. Also try tying a "Purple Brat" variation replacing the red mateials with purple.


Enos Bradner was the outdoors editor for the Seattle Times newspaper for many years. Mr. Bradner was noted as an accomplished fly tyer with many original patterns to his name, including the famous “Brad’s Brat” from the 1930's, a famous soft hackle fly still popular today. Enos Bradner was a hunter, fisherman, and friend of conservation throughout his career.