Fly Tying: Calvin’s Banned Intruder Pattern for Steelhead

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This intruder pattern can be tied in various sizes and colors. It is very easy and quick to tie and still maintains a great profile with lots of movement in the water.

This is my go to intruder for many of the steelhead rivers in the Northwest when I need to create flies quickly.

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Assistant Manager at North 40 Outfitters
I grew up in eastern Washington fishing or hunting every chance I could. My hobbies quickly turned into addictions and I was constantly on the Columbia River swinging flies for steelhead. I headed to the westside to attend college and received a degree in physics. This proved to be difficult due to the new addiction of spey casting to steelhead on the rivers of western Washington. After graduating, I moved to Sandpoint, ID where I married my college sweetheart. I opened my own fly shop and ran it successfully for 6 years until I merged with Big R Fly Shop. Now my days are spent loving the outdoors, with my wife and two boys, who certainly got bit by the fishing bug, and teaching anglers to enjoy the sport of fly fishing and spey casting.

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