Favorite Steelhead Pattern

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  1. oldfish

    oldfish New Member

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    I'm about to travel out west and was interested in hearing your thoughts about the best flies to start tying this year. Thanks!
     
  2. Steelie Mike

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    It changes every year, but this winter it is an Intruder on a Waddington Shank. Last year is was a Blue Moon Bunny tube fly and in the fall it is always a caballero.
     
  3. Jeff Hale

    Jeff Hale B.I.G.F.F.

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    bunnies in any color, as long as it's black.
     
  4. Brandon S

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    Theres a very good chance yours is the only fly shes ever seen.
     
  5. Keith Hixson

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    Skunk, Polar Shrimp, Brad's Brat, Bunny Leeches (Black, Hot Orange)

    K.
     
  6. Zen Piscator

    Zen Piscator Supporting wild steelhead, gravel to gravel.

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    Rubber legged copper john, size 6 shrimp hook. Money baby.
     
  7. Big Tuna

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    Blue Moon :thumb:
     
  8. Ringlee

    Ringlee Doesn't care how you fish Moderator Staff Member

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    Intruder
     
  9. ssickle1

    ssickle1 Slow and Low

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    brown a leach. small.
     
  10. YAKIMA

    YAKIMA AKA: Gregory Mine

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    Black G.P.
     
  11. Mike Danahy

    Mike Danahy @#)$%# river otters!

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    iagree heck ya!
     
  12. Panhandle

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    I can't just pick one because of different conditions. But my dark proflile would be coal car and my light would be a Skykomish sunrise.
     
  13. Whitey

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    It used to be a G.P. But this winter its the Skagit minnow. And I can't forget the "Poewns Special". I like lots o' flies, I fish mass different shit, but I seem to only catch fish on the Pwoens Special. From the Ronde to the Sauk, that fly is money in the bank. Its like crack for steelies. I believe there are photos on the site somewhere?

    YT:cool:
     
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    Bunnies!!!
     
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    Anything that looks psychadelic, with lots of purple and flurescent orange.
     
  16. DanTennant_22

    DanTennant_22 chasin' steel

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    Brown Wolly Bugger
     
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    Purple w/red or pink ..egg sucking leech. Wow with all these choices have you narrowed it down...I'm sure they are all good but if you are more specific in terms of where you will be fishing and when..I'm sure many will give you a better direction on what type of flies to tie. Good Luck :) :)
     
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    Muddler Minnow
     
  19. David Loy

    David Loy Senior Moment

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    GPs for winter and Spade for low water.
     
  20. speyforsteel

    speyforsteel Degenerate Caster

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    The one that broke my Sauk river curse this morning-The Fur Biscuit-Named after a old cat I used to torment,that furry bitch,it's like a Intruder but with rabbit instead of pheasent.
    O.G. Intruder's, Exasperater's and the Boss are also fav's
     

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