Favorite winter steelhead patterns.

Discussion in 'Spey Clave' started by Panhandle, Feb 10, 2011.

  1. Panhandle

    Panhandle Active Member

    Yes I'm bored. Been stuck at home with two sick kids.bawling:

    I haven't fished an egg sucking leach pattern in a long time. Do you guys still fish them? Seems like the craze of intruders and such have put the old stand buys in the archaic closet.

    Please attach pictures. The one I like the most will be selected to send me a dozen. I'll pay the postage. :thumb:
     
  2. SHARP

    SHARP Member

    Green Butt
    Purple Peril
    Freight Train
    Intruders for spey
    Pick ur Pocket, various colors

    Leeches. Have ton have not caught anything on them in awhile. the big ugly intruders are cool and fancy, however I still think small and sparse are the main, for me at least.
     
  3. Yard Sale

    Yard Sale Active Member

    Reverse marabou. Easy to tie, sinks quickly, big profile. But I ain't one to gossip so you didn't hear it from me.
     
  4. speyforsteel

    speyforsteel Degenerate Caster

    Skagit minnow tube
    or eggs
     
  5. almostacatch

    almostacatch Let it Angle on the Dangle

    Variations of the Hoh-bo with more or less dressing depending on clarity and conditions. They're not as ornate as intruders but work well in skinnier water with a medium MOW tip and a switch rod. The materials are readily available and easy enough to whip out.
     
  6. Panhandle

    Panhandle Active Member

    Uhhm, I thought I indicated pictures as an imperative part of this thread.
     
  7. yuhina

    yuhina Tropical member

    nice thread! I am just thinking to tie more flies too... photo would be appreciated!

    Mark
     
  8. Ed Call

    Ed Call Mumbling Moderator Staff Member

    Holy crap, do we need to tie them on and cast them for you too?

    http://www.washingtonflyfishing.com/gallery/g18693-2011-steelhead-flies-on-tubes-swap.html
    http://www.washingtonflyfishing.com/gallery/g18683-2011-down-n-dirty-steelhead-fly-swap.html
    http://www.washingtonflyfishing.com/gallery/g18665-2010-steelhead-swapreinterpret-the-classics.html
    http://www.washingtonflyfishing.com/gallery/g18622-2010-pink-steelie-swap.html

    Tough not to find a few that really call to you out of this group of possibilities. What do you fish currently? I hear you are a prime time fish slayer. A peek into your fly box would be nice if you'll share!
     
  9. Panhandle

    Panhandle Active Member

    What you hear is true. :ray1:

    I almost exclusively use sparser-lower profile intruders in purple/blue, black -green variations. I too am not a big fan of large profile flies. I'll post some pics in the morning from inside the box of the Panhandle.:rofl:
     
  10. stilly stalker

    stilly stalker Tuna sniffer

    I like sparser intruders too. But big and nasty have their place. For hatchery fish, though, its exclusively sparse, and usually pink
     
  11. Dustin Bise

    Dustin Bise Active Member

  12. stilly stalker

    stilly stalker Tuna sniffer

    8mm? or 12?
     
  13. Andrew Lawrence

    Andrew Lawrence Active Member

    Favorite Winter Steelhead Pattern: Sol Duc Spey
     
  14. Salmo_g

    Salmo_g Active Member

    When posting photos becomes as user friendly as an email attachment, I'll post some photos. Meanwhile, it just ain't worth my time. Sorry Pan. Come to the HohDown and you can peruse my flybox, but I don't have a full dozen of anything. Besides, I usually try to glean flies from other tiers. I don't think I'm lazy, my eyesight just isn't what it used to be and I have to wear these damn high power glasses to tie.

    Sg
     
  15. constructeur

    constructeur Active Member

    10
     
  16. Panhandle

    Panhandle Active Member

    Salmo, I got a great offer to the North Umpqua I couldn't pass up. You have come over to the CW this coming year.
     
  17. johnnyd

    johnnyd Member

    My favorites this winter have been different variations of the Akroyd especially the Steelhead Akroyd. I can't figure out how to post my pictures though.
     
  18. Wayne Kohan

    Wayne Kohan fish-ician

    Kilowatt- It's got a jig hook, barbell weight, flash, cactus chenille, red head - all the major triggers. I fish it 90% of the time and catch about 90% of my steelhead on it.

    Oh, and I caught a nice steelie on an unweighted egg sucking leech swung on a full sinking head this year.

    Wayne

    sorry for the bad pic, but at least you got your pic
     
  19. Ed Call

    Ed Call Mumbling Moderator Staff Member

    Pan, most importantly, hope the two groms are on the mend quickly. Good on ya for putting in that quality time.
     
  20. bconrad

    bconrad Member

    Dude I just gotta give you props...he asks for pictures, you post more than 50! I've been too lazy to log in and look at these till now. Cue Dr Evil...Eeexxxxxccccceeeellllleeennnnt!