Nymphing for steelhead?

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by Vic, Jul 24, 2001.

  1. Vic

    Vic New Member

    New idea came to me. If I will tie something like stonefly or big prince nymph on long leader and floating line and will dead-drift it thru the hole
    Will it work for steelhead?
  2. Jonduke

    Jonduke New Member

    I have caught summer steelhead before on big black stonefly nymphs, but mostly accidentally, while fishing for trout or whitefish. However, this method is somewhat well-known, especially in the Great Lakes Rivers for steelhead. I have seen articles about that in some magazines, like Salmon Trout Steelheader. Give it a shot, if you're in the mood.


    BARTOLOTTI New Member

    Hell yes! That is 75% of my summer steelies. Try it on the North Fork the next time. I do change to a lighter shaded stone(tan, not black) and not as big. This tactic works great. Klamath River fish hit like a frieght train, and set the hook for you; fish around here take it so subtle, I bet we miss more fish than we catch. Try this at Fortson some time. -Glen