Turks Tarantula For Steelhead?


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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?
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...


beads are NOT flies and snagging is just ghetto
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.


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.

And a fine day that was. Remember that frisky steelie that ran about 50 yards up and across river after he felt the hook?

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