favorite steelhead flys for nymphing

Discussion in 'Steelhead' started by rainshadow1, Jan 30, 2012.

  1. rainshadow1

    rainshadow1 Member

    making a run to cabelas this weekend and am going to pick up some flies for steelhead and was wondering what some of your guys favorite was. thanks for the suggestion.
  2. poloboycb

    poloboycb Member

    I like the agent onyx. Black with orange beadhead or midnight fire with orange beadhead
  3. rainshadow1

    rainshadow1 Member

    i had never heard of it just looked it up looks like a killer thanks am new to fly fishing for steelhead used to plunk for them but... fly fishing is like a disease it takes over until its all you think about.
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  4. Kaiserman

    Kaiserman content

    If you hit a pro shop on the way, they'll actually tell you what's been working. I have my favorites, but I'm sure you won't find them at Cabelas. They'll (Cabelas) "tell" you what "works", but a pro shop actually has to get it right...or you don't come back. Yes, there's all the skill/knowledge factors that go into it as well, but that's true no matter where you go. Just try'n to save you some disappointment.

    That being said, purples/pinks with a kiss of orange for me when bouncing.
  5. rainshadow1

    rainshadow1 Member

    i don't know of any fly shops around here only place i could think of was cabelas. i am all for spending a little more to keep the "little guy" in business. will get on Google and try to locate a fly shop somewhat close to me.
  6. rainshadow1

    rainshadow1 Member

    anybody on here ever been to the Fly Fisher in Lacey? if so what do you think of it?
  7. Rob Allen

    Rob Allen Active Member

    1/0 skunk
  8. Kaiserman

    Kaiserman content

    Good on you. And thanks for receiving my post as it was intended. Hope you find what you're looking for.

    There are several guys here that bounce bugs for steelies, self included, but I tie most of my own and I can't really put a name to them. If I did, they would be called something like: "What the hell is that?" or "Are you kidding me?". But they work, and that's all that matters. Just get to where they are hold'em up this time of year, and fish with confidence.
  9. fisherjon

    fisherjon Member

    on the website here there is a section that has fly shops listed look there you should be able to find one somewhere in your area
  10. rainshadow1

    rainshadow1 Member

    going to the fly fisher in Lacey this weekend (still need to call to find out their hours)
  11. Jim Mcallister

    Jim Mcallister AKA stillwater guy

    Iam not possitive but Ithink 9;00-=5;00. Bjorn has a good selection and is very knowledgeable and helpful and has tons of hard to find stuff.Phone number is 360 491 0181.Good luck.
  12. Dan Cuomo

    Dan Cuomo Active Member

    Bjorn is an extremely knowledgeable and and valuable resource; particularly regarding steelheading. He's always been helpful and will even sit down at the shop's tying bench and show you a trick or two if he has the time, and he stocks a ton of great materials too. In my opinion, a great guy and a great shop.
  13. rainshadow1

    rainshadow1 Member

    okay thanks Dan will be going Saturday
  14. ak_powder_monkey

    ak_powder_monkey Proud to Be Alaskan

    I was gonna say glo bugs but you won't find shit for good glo bugs at cabelas.
  15. Ringlee

    Ringlee Doesn't care how you fish Moderator Staff Member

    Trout Beads....
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  16. Craig Pablo

    Craig Pablo Active Member

    Only 14 posts in, I shall now sit back and watch the mayhem............:rofl:
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  17. Irafly

    Irafly Active Member

    Prince nymphs, Copper Johns, Amato Nymph, Stone Flies like a Pat's stone.

  18. Shad

    Shad Active Member

    Yup. Go to the Fly Fisher and talk to Bjorn. He is a great guy. He's not a nympher (at least not by choice), but he'll sit down and show you a thing or two that will work. While you're there, check out his assortment of custom steelhead flies (summer and winter). He ties lots of big, fishy stuff.
  19. ak_powder_monkey

    ak_powder_monkey Proud to Be Alaskan

    sparkle shrimp, polar shrimp, tippet shrimp, skykomish sunrise, green butt skunk, various caddis, copper johns, etc.
  20. ribka

    ribka Active Member

    crystal meth ( sucker spawn), pink san juan, prince nymph, micro leech (red bead head), soft hackle