Turks Tarantula For Steelhead?

Discussion in 'Steelhead' started by cmann886, Dec 23, 2012.

  1. cmann886

    cmann886 Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2010
    Messages:
    449
    Likes Received:
    59
    Location:
    Richland Wa
    Has anyone used a TT as a skating fly for steel head? It works well as an all purpose fly for trout and at the end of a drift seems to produce a noticeable wake if the tension is light enough. Any other suggestions for a simple to tie waking fly?
     
  2. Idaho steel

    Idaho steel Active Member

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2011
    Messages:
    152
    Likes Received:
    48
    Location:
    Clearwater
    I don't see why it wouldn't work, although I've never tried one. A plain 'ol muddler minnow is a great skater, as is a riffle hitched wet fly. In faster, choppier water the riffle hitched streamer can be harder to see...
     
  3. Stonefish

    Stonefish Triploid, Humpy & Seaplane Hater

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2003
    Messages:
    3,863
    Media:
    189
    Likes Received:
    1,258
    Location:
    Pipers Creek
  4. hydrological

    hydrological beads are NOT flies and snagging is just ghetto

    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2011
    Messages:
    566
    Likes Received:
    114
    Location:
    inland
    why not, its basically a hi-vis muddler. i have some #4 and 6 black and orange ones. i think i'll try em next time i fish water not in the thirties. thanks for the idea.
     
  5. miyawaki

    miyawaki Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2002
    Messages:
    3,285
    Likes Received:
    967
    Location:
    Kent, Washington, USA.
    I almost always use an orange Turcks Tarantula for steelhead. I once hooked and landed two wild fish in 20 minutes on the Klickitat on #6 TT.

    Leland.
     
    doublespey likes this.
  6. ak_powder_monkey

    ak_powder_monkey Proud to Be Alaskan

    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2004
    Messages:
    3,223
    Media:
    39
    Likes Received:
    112
    Location:
    Eagle River, Alaska
    not that I've got a steelhead on a dry yet but, TTs work very well swinging for bow up here
     
  7. Andy D

    Andy D Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2009
    Messages:
    156
    Media:
    58
    Likes Received:
    29
    Location:
    Des Moines, Wa
    I don't fish many dries for steelhead, but that is my favorite src dry
     
  8. Tacoma Red

    Tacoma Red Active Member

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2011
    Messages:
    745
    Likes Received:
    383
    Location:
    Kitsap

    I would agree that tied with a red floss body it has worked very well for SRC. Somewhat as a dry fly variant of a Spruce Fly.
     
  9. doublespey

    doublespey Steelhead-a-holic

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2003
    Messages:
    612
    Likes Received:
    29
    Location:
    Bothell, WA
    And a fine day that was. Remember that frisky steelie that ran about 50 yards up and across river after he felt the hook?
     

Share This Page