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 Post subject: steelhead flies
PostPosted: December 21st, 2018, 6:08 pm 
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Anyone have any successful steelhead flies they like to tie?

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 Post subject: Re: steelhead flies
PostPosted: December 21st, 2018, 8:24 pm 
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I’ve only caught a few but I’ve generally fished blue eggs and stone patterns ... done well on a pattern called steelhead hammer

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 Post subject: Re: steelhead flies
PostPosted: December 21st, 2018, 9:02 pm 
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Already gearing up Ken?

Eggs, eggs and more eggs. Size 12, in light pink, orange and yellow.

Would be cool if Santa brought you a two handed. That would open up a who new range of flies.

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 Post subject: Re: steelhead flies
PostPosted: December 22nd, 2018, 9:04 am 
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Gotta get tying Tim for your first visit!


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 Post subject: Re: steelhead flies
PostPosted: December 22nd, 2018, 10:17 am 
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Thatta boy.... I already have a note into my friend about the Pierre Marquette.

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 Post subject: Re: steelhead flies
PostPosted: December 23rd, 2018, 11:55 am 
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Location: Twin Bridges, Mt.
I'm a little bit hesitant to say this but I use the Alaska bead rigs to fish for Steelhead in the Clearwater system in Idaho. I fish with a guy who's been fishing the area for 25 years and his dad whose been fishing it for 50. It's a fun spring camp. That said, these guys have fished the river thoroughly and know a lot of holes. They have bait fished, gear fished and now fly fish with the beads. If interested, I'd be glad to send you a few pre-tied rigs. I've not landed a 36"er but have caught several thick fish in the 32-34" range.

If they don't allow bead rigs where you're going, then I would suggest some weighted, chartreuse colored nymphs, size 12 with maybe a peacock herl or red collar.


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