Skykomish Summer Steelhead Flies

Discussion in 'Fly Tying' started by lightsailer, Jun 26, 2003.

  1. lightsailer

    lightsailer New Member

    I'm new to summer steelheading. Have a box full of patterns from last winter, but they just don't feel right anymore.

    So I'm looking for ideas and inspirations (for this summer on the skykomish river) the next time I sit down at the vice.

    Pics are welcome.

  2. troutman101

    troutman101 Member

    I have prefrences...

    Most fish caught:

    Undertaker size 6 and 8

    GB Skunk size 4, 6 and 8

    Black Bead Head Wooly bugger
    (copper bead) sizes 4, 6 and 8
    Olive works too, same sizes

    Purple muddler (Mike Kinney Fly)
    sizes 4, 6 and 8

    Backup flies when I have to keep changing cause I'm not catching anything:

    Umpqua Special 4 and 6

    Freight Train 4 and 6

    Flies I fish and get a bunch of greif even if I DO CATCH FISH ON THEM ALL THE TIME!:

    Waller Waker sizes 4 and 6

    Lady Caroline sizes 2, 4 and 6

    Purple King sizes 1/0 and 2

    Black Dog sizes 1/0 and 2

    Jock Scott size 2 and 4
  3. Rob Blomquist

    Rob Blomquist Formerly Tight Loops

    I can't argue with troutman's opinion. He is right on the money in my book. But I would tend to fish the bigger flies earlier in the season, and the smaller flies later as the water gets clearer and skinnier.