To catch steelhead, which can be ubiquitous in our Pacific Northwest streams, but just as elusive another day, anglers must have confidence in their flies. The best way to demonstrate that is to get behind the fly-tying vice and tie your go-to steelhead flies with every thread wrap accurate and every twist of material secure. Whether you want to tie standard patterns, like the General Practitioner, the October Caddis and the Steelhead Muddler, or modern flies, such as the Intruder, the Hobo Spey and the Fish Taco, check out our steelhead fly-tying video archive and build your confidence. With the right fly tied to your tippet you’ll believe in every swing.
In the end, this opossum pattern is a fly that's super-easy to cast, swims well & Steelhead eat it... Tied up by Bruce Berry. Learn the whole recipe here.
September to October is the time when the October caddis appears on many of our rivers. Everything swimming in the rivers seems to like them.
This is a simple fly that has proven its' worth on the river. It started out as a KILOWATT, but I toned it down some and added a stinger hook.
Denver's on the vise tying a muddler style steelhead pattern this week. Denver Uses this versatile little swing pattern for summer/winter steelhead in the
This intruder can be tied in various sizes and colors. Intruder patterns can be tied in various sizes and colors. It is easy/quick to tie and still maintai
A confidence fly for fishing rainbows. It is extremely versatile and can be fished in a variety of ways. Use this fly at ice off fishing still waters under
The Clearwater Intruder was designed to keep a small profile, which is preferable to summer run steelhead, while still maintaining the advantages of a stin
Fred Telleen ties his Flash Bang Intruder. Purple and blue are great colors for Salmon and Steelhead.(6 Comments)
Brown trout version of Scott Hal's Squidro. Video shows how to rig the fly. Fishes great on the Mo.
For October's Creature Feature, Denver Rathbun is back behind the vise tying a Purple Guinea Steelhead fly that has been quite productive on the Ronde, Cle
Sam Wike is on the vise this week to tie the Hobo Spey, commercially tied by Solitude Fly Co. This fly's purpose is to crush Steelhead, but does well with(2 Comments)
Denver Rathbun from the Great Falls Fly Shop has had recent success using his Sookitdown Skater west of the divide.