Favorite winter steelhead patterns.

Discussion in 'Spey Clave' started by Panhandle, Feb 10, 2011.

  1. Panhandle

    Panhandle Active Member

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    Salmo, I got a great offer to the North Umpqua I couldn't pass up. You have come over to the CW this coming year.
     
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    My favorites this winter have been different variations of the Akroyd especially the Steelhead Akroyd. I can't figure out how to post my pictures though.
     
  3. Wayne Kohan

    Wayne Kohan fish-ician

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    Kilowatt- It's got a jig hook, barbell weight, flash, cactus chenille, red head - all the major triggers. I fish it 90% of the time and catch about 90% of my steelhead on it.

    Oh, and I caught a nice steelie on an unweighted egg sucking leech swung on a full sinking head this year.

    Wayne

    sorry for the bad pic, but at least you got your pic
     
  4. Ed Call

    Ed Call Mumbling Moderator Staff Member

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    Pan, most importantly, hope the two groms are on the mend quickly. Good on ya for putting in that quality time.
     
  5. bconrad

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    Dude I just gotta give you props...he asks for pictures, you post more than 50! I've been too lazy to log in and look at these till now. Cue Dr Evil...Eeexxxxxccccceeeellllleeennnnt!
     
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    _WW_ Geriatric Skagit Swinger

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    I call this one 'Decent'

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  7. Chris Johnson

    Chris Johnson Member: Native Fish Society

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    Nice _WW_, I find myself using black and blue alot these days.
     
  8. candr

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    Like swinging spoons - with a spey rod. :)

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  9. ralfish

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    I used to carry my bugs in a plano type box. After dumping them for the umteenth time I changed over to a different style of box but not before taking advantage of them laying on the snow one day.....

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    Been playing around with tubes:

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    but I really like the way Dees wings look in the water

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    I'm with Yard Sale. Reverse Marabou is slick 'n easy.

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    yuhina Tropical member

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    are those hackles from Amherst tail? how do they move underwater?
    looks very nice.
     
  12. Panhandle

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    Very nice guys!

    Here are a few of my go-to's. Not pictures is a blue, purple, and green version of the low-pros on the right. Those speys are also my main patterns and colors for the CW. Between those two and the one not pictured, a lot of CW water fish saw the rocks this past year. Ralfish, I really like that bottom Dee!
     
  13. Dustin Bise

    Dustin Bise Active Member

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    i really like that top left tie.
     
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    Thanks for the comments guys, the feelers are Amherst and move just fine
     
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    View attachment 38879

    All the 45 minute flys on the top are lost to the rocks...but they were good for beta testing.