Discussion in 'Steelhead' started by rainshadow1, Jan 30, 2012.
Only 14 posts in, I shall now sit back and watch the mayhem............:rofl:
Prince nymphs, Copper Johns, Amato Nymph, Stone Flies like a Pat's stone.
Yup. Go to the Fly Fisher and talk to Bjorn. He is a great guy. He's not a nympher (at least not by choice), but he'll sit down and show you a thing or two that will work. While you're there, check out his assortment of custom steelhead flies (summer and winter). He ties lots of big, fishy stuff.
sparkle shrimp, polar shrimp, tippet shrimp, skykomish sunrise, green butt skunk, various caddis, copper johns, etc.
crystal meth ( sucker spawn), pink san juan, prince nymph, micro leech (red bead head), soft hackle
okay thanks everybody for all the great fly ideas
I do 99% of my nymphing for steelhead on the Deschutes in Central Oregon. My go-to triple fly rig is a large Double Bead Stonefly Nymph in Peacock first, followed by a big rubber leg purple Copper John, followed by some sort of large soft hackle. 60% of the time, it works every time.
A size 6 silver or gold lightning bug can be deadly. Not talked about much...but they can kick complete steelhead ass. If you want some pizzaz add rubber legs. Trail a lifter or glo bug off the back and your getting pretty dirty.
I'm curious about sizes. Ozcast mentioned his sz6 lightning bug, do you generally go big like that when it comes to steelhead nymphs?
Awesome shop! They'll take care of you and have awesome materials.. you won't believe how much gear he can fit in one little store!
by the way I was dead serious about the skunk it is a great fly to dead drift .
Size 6 is my standard, but its a size 6 scud hook, so not that big.
Double nymph pattern, size 4 glo bug and a tasty mottled trout bead mmmmmmmmm!
I'm just glad you didn't say pink wooly bugger..........haha j/k.