Simple Steelhead Nymph

Discussion in 'Fly Tying' started by GAT, Jan 2, 2013.

  1. GAT Active Member

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    Willamette Valley, OR
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    Someone was asking about a steelhead nymph pattern as a SBS. This one is so simple a SBS is silly.

    I don't use nymphs for winter steelhead but this works extremely well on the Rogue... right now.

    The gentleman who came up with the pattern lives on The Rogue River in Oregon and catches a lot of steelhead with the fly. I have no idea what he calls it.

    Anyway, if you're into nymph fishing for winter steelhead, it may work where you are fishing. It's so simple, it's worth a try.

    Hook: Daiichi 2451, or similar short shank, ring eye, heavy wire hook, sizes 4-6
    Tail: 2 Brown goose biots, tied as a V
    Rib: Gold wire
    Body: Peacock Ice Dub
    Head: Gold tungsten bead

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