Discussion in 'Steelhead' started by rainshadow1, Jan 30, 2012.
Ahhhh yes, a PINK WOOLY BUGGER.
Depends on the depth of the pool you are fishing.
One of my favorites, the old Ugly Bug.
Works great for summer steel, but will get bit by winter steel also.
Haha. Trout beads. Pass me the popcorn.
Don't forget about the Black boss.
A guide I know and trust had me and another fisherman field testing some of his new steelhead nymphs. They are money for sure. Sorry, no pics allowed, no descriptions. I can say that I spent a chunk of time tying up a load of them so that I'd have plenty the next outing.
Well thanks for chiming in there Edward!
For two years I've kept it quiet...I could be bribed.
Meet me in Kingston tonight with a dozen or two of your favorites and I'll be nice to you for a month? My terms are somewhat negotiable..
I like a hot pink bead head Pat's Stone with a dropper of sorts... but I usually fish that riggin' from a center pin as nymphing for steelhead on a flyrod is not a whole lot of fun for me.
Ed, thanks for the recipe. Is this close?
money bug, skunk, green butt skunk, thor, dean river lantern, kaufman's stone, wooly worm, bunny fly, alaskabou, wooly bugger, montana nymph, bitch creek, etc.
Wiggle Stone Flies
Caught on the yellow variant
I dunno whats worse, throwing out a bead or throwing out a rig with three flies on it like something a russian might do.
I did not take the time to read this entire thread. Here is my input for any river in Wa.
Double beadhead body Golden Stonefly with rubber legs, Beaded Black Stone with rubber legs (has like 5% red and blue dubbing worked into the black dubbing), Beadhead Assassin, Copper Herniator.. I caught the most steelhead on those nymphs over the last few years. Clients caught the most too using them amongst the myriad of flies they tried while fishing with me.
beads.. they just work for everything
That might actually work HaHa