favorite steelhead flys for nymphing

Discussion in 'Steelhead' started by rainshadow1, Jan 30, 2012.

  1. Craig Pablo

    Craig Pablo Active Member

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    Only 14 posts in, I shall now sit back and watch the mayhem............:rofl:
     
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  2. Irafly

    Irafly Indi "Ira" Jones

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    Prince nymphs, Copper Johns, Amato Nymph, Stone Flies like a Pat's stone.

    Ira..
     
  3. Shad

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    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.
     
  4. ak_powder_monkey

    ak_powder_monkey Proud to Be Alaskan

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    sparkle shrimp, polar shrimp, tippet shrimp, skykomish sunrise, green butt skunk, various caddis, copper johns, etc.
     
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    crystal meth ( sucker spawn), pink san juan, prince nymph, micro leech (red bead head), soft hackle
     
  6. rainshadow1

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    okay thanks everybody for all the great fly ideas
     
  7. Breck

    Breck The Whisky Guy

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    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.
     
  8. ozcast

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    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.
     
  9. atomic dog

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    I'm curious about sizes. Ozcast mentioned his sz6 lightning bug, do you generally go big like that when it comes to steelhead nymphs?
     
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    flybill Purveyor of fine hackle, wine & cigars!

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    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!
     
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    by the way I was dead serious about the skunk it is a great fly to dead drift .
     
  12. ozcast

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    Size 6 is my standard, but its a size 6 scud hook, so not that big.
     
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    EZ Eggs, :)
     
  14. Nate Dutton

    Nate Dutton I'm a teacher, I fish to eat!

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    Double nymph pattern, size 4 glo bug and a tasty mottled trout bead mmmmmmmmm!
     
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    I'm just glad you didn't say pink wooly bugger..........haha j/k.