Black and Red have long been a proven steelhead color combo.
I had the hardest time turning this fly over to the commercial side. One of the best color combinations for steelhead anywhere, this pattern has been a top producer for all of the guides at Water Time Outfitters for many years. Last year it was responsible for many steelies — including a good number of fish over 40 inches. This fly is also the star of the show in the DVD Winter Spey Strategies. An excellent pattern in the NW and a sure home run for anglers headed to BC. This one is a proven winner!
It is tied with a stinger style hook to maximize hookups on fussy fish. Black and red are great colors for steelies add in the white lead eye and there is a definite color contrast and eye grabber for steelies.
About Rob Crandall:
Starting years ago teaching classes and schools with some of Oregon’s finest instructors his ongoing love of fly fishing is evident. Rob has been a licensed Oregon fishing guide since 1992, who grew up on the banks of the Clackamas River. You may have seen him on a number of different shows with Flyfish TV or Columbia Country TV. Rob is also the past editor of Flyfishing & Tying Journal magazine. Guiding, teaching or tying flies Rob loves to share his knowledge with others passionate about the sport.
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