Discussion in 'Steelhead' started by rainshadow1, Jan 30, 2012.
okay thanks everybody for all the great fly ideas
I do 99% of my nymphing for steelhead on the Deschutes in Central Oregon. My go-to triple fly rig is a large Double Bead Stonefly Nymph in Peacock first, followed by a big rubber leg purple Copper John, followed by some sort of large soft hackle. 60% of the time, it works every time.
A size 6 silver or gold lightning bug can be deadly. Not talked about much...but they can kick complete steelhead ass. If you want some pizzaz add rubber legs. Trail a lifter or glo bug off the back and your getting pretty dirty.
I'm curious about sizes. Ozcast mentioned his sz6 lightning bug, do you generally go big like that when it comes to steelhead nymphs?
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by the way I was dead serious about the skunk it is a great fly to dead drift .
Size 6 is my standard, but its a size 6 scud hook, so not that big.
Double nymph pattern, size 4 glo bug and a tasty mottled trout bead mmmmmmmmm!
I'm just glad you didn't say pink wooly bugger..........haha j/k.
Ahhhh yes, a PINK WOOLY BUGGER.
Depends on the depth of the pool you are fishing.
One of my favorites, the old Ugly Bug.
Works great for summer steel, but will get bit by winter steel also.
Haha. Trout beads. Pass me the popcorn.
Don't forget about the Black boss.
A guide I know and trust had me and another fisherman field testing some of his new steelhead nymphs. They are money for sure. Sorry, no pics allowed, no descriptions. I can say that I spent a chunk of time tying up a load of them so that I'd have plenty the next outing.
Well thanks for chiming in there Edward!
For two years I've kept it quiet...I could be bribed.
Meet me in Kingston tonight with a dozen or two of your favorites and I'll be nice to you for a month? My terms are somewhat negotiable..
I like a hot pink bead head Pat's Stone with a dropper of sorts... but I usually fish that riggin' from a center pin as nymphing for steelhead on a flyrod is not a whole lot of fun for me.
Ed, thanks for the recipe. Is this close?