Thursday, February 27, 2014

Fly Tying: Taking the Leap

Still wanting to get in the river. It's up a little. Might stir things up. I hear some guys are picking up the odd steelhead "here and there."

I'd be happy even with an odd one.

So I'm tying up the odd fly here and there. Mostly smaller--6's and 8's. I've had good fortune with this type fly before.

To wit:

February, 2012 

February, 2011

With those and other former steelhead in mind, I decided to cover all the bases and finally take the leap into big articulated flies. Sometimes a fool notion just comes over you. So this was my first stab at it.

Yeah, I know, it needs some work. I'll get right on it.

In the meantime, no offense, but I'll let the fish be the final judge of this puppy.


  1. I'd be happy with an odd Steelhead or an even one for that matter. They closed the American (low water) so there will be no Steelhead fishing this year.

  2. They work Jim stay with them..
    Beautiful trout.