Considered by some to be the Holy Grail of fly fishing, the practice of steelheading begins at the same place where other fly fishing begins: with an appreciation of the chase. What's the difference between swinging streamers on the Mo versus steelheading out somewhere towards the ocean? Well, besides Zane Grey and the entire contextual history that comes with a swung fly on a two-hand rod, it's an incredibly humbling experience. If you need inspiration to keep you chasing the fish of a thousand casts, we have some of the most unique steelhead patterns on the market. Check them out, and enjoy.
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. It is very easy and quick to tie and still maintains a great profile with lots of movement in the wa
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.(4 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.
Here is a cool video shot on the Deschutes River. This will start getting you amped for the fall runs this year already.