Posts Tagged ‘Steelhead’

Orange Heron Intruder Fly

Orange Heron Intruder Fly

A variation of the Orange Heron spey fly and the Intruder. Tied on a 45mm waddington shank, this is an unweighted fly to be swung for Steelhead.

Conservation – Wild Steelhead Coalition 15 yr

Conservation – Wild Steelhead Coalition 15 yr

In honor of our 15-year anniversary, we teamed up with our good friend Shane Anderson to make a short film that pays homage to wild steelhead and the great work our members have accomplished over the last 15 years. Please take a few minutes to watch the film and donate $15 to ensure that we […]

October Caddis – Kevin Hospodar

October Caddis – Kevin Hospodar

A fly tying tutorial of an October Caddis steelhead fly. This fly can be fished with various methods including grease lined, skated with a riffle hitch, or as a wet fly.

Silver Doctor Variant – by FlytyingEU

Silver Doctor Variant – by FlytyingEU

The Silver Doctor is a long popular salmon fly that has seen many variations since its creation in the mid 1800s. This variation keeps true to the color scheme and the staple silver body, but with some modern influence and the use of a tube.

Frank Moore Wild Steelhead Sanctuary

Frank Moore Wild Steelhead Sanctuary

Oregon’s North Umpqua River is one of the most important ecological areas in the Northwest, providing more than many miles of high-quality habitat for salmon, steelhead, trout and other native species. And Steamboat Creek is the most productive steelhead tributary on the North Umpqua. It deserves protection as a steelhead sanctuary, and it is only fitting to also honor World War II veteran and conservation legend Frank Moore in doing so.

Hairwing Black Dose Variation – Steelhead Fly

Hairwing Black Dose Variation – Steelhead Fly

A Variation of a variation best describes this one. A black wing steelhead fly with a bit of natural flash on a heavy iron salmon hook.

Squid – by Trevor Covich

Squid – by Trevor Covich

Learn from veteran Alaskan guide Trevor Covich how to tie his fun and extremely effective squid fly. Trevor goes into detail on the composite loop, a technique that will revolutionize your fly tying. This squid pattern has been crafted on some of the best king salmon water on the planet, where hookups are numerous and […]

How to tie an Intruder Steelhead Fly

How to tie an Intruder Steelhead Fly

How to to tie an Intruder steelhead fly on a waddington shank. This variation of an intruder takes advantage of using both synthetic and natural materials, which allows for the water shedding properties of synthetic and the exceptional movement from the natural materials. Waddington Shank Partridge intruder hook Ice Dub Schlappen Lady Amhurst Tail fibers […]

Undertaker Variation – Kevin Hospodar

Undertaker Variation – Kevin Hospodar

The Undertaker’s origins are as an Atlantic Salmon fly, but it has been adopted as a proven summer steelhead fly. This version is a bit closer to the Undercoach (Marty Howard’s mash up of the the Undertaker and Steelhead Coachman).

Emerald Shanker – by Kevin Hospodar

Emerald Shanker – by Kevin Hospodar

This has become my go to fly for Lake Erie Steelhead. The waddington shank adds enough weight to get the fly down and it is “even weight” the keeps the fly nice and level.

OPST Commando Skagit Heads

OPST Commando Skagit Heads

The OPST Comando Skagit Heads are the result of decades of focus on sustained anchor systemology (SAS) by Ed Ward and Jerry French.

April Vokey Explains How to Use Rhea When Tying Streamers

April Vokey Explains How to Use Rhea When Tying Streamers

April Vokey explains the purpose of using a Rhea feather and how to incorporate it in your flies.

Mikael Frödin Willy Gunn

Mikael Frödin Willy Gunn

The famous Swedish salmon angler and fly tier Mikael Frödin ties a modern renderation of a classic hair winged salmon fly the Willie Gunn.

Metallica Salmon Fly – Davie McPhail

Metallica Salmon Fly – Davie McPhail

Metallica Salmon Fly designed by Mr. Petur Steingrimsson at Big Laxa in Iceland, designed whilst he was listing to a song by Metallica, on state radio Mr. Petur Steingrimsson is over 80 years old and had been a guide on the Laxa for over 60 years

Composite Dubbing Loops with Jerry French

Composite Dubbing Loops with Jerry French

Jerry French is a true steelhead fly tying innovator. He shares his vast knowledge of the construction and benefits of composite dubbing loops that is applicable to any style of tying

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