Crandall's Steelhead Nightmare: This fly I had the hardest time turning over to the commercial side. It is an all time best producer for me and it is hard to beat for both winter, spring, summer and fall fish. Black and red are great colors for steelies
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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