This is just a fishy fly, plain and simple. It provides good visibility without too much flash. The dark and light colors contrast well and produce anywhere steelhead live. It works very well in a range of water conditions but it seems to work best when water conditions are clear to mid-colored. This color combination is hard to find commercially so it’s a different look for popular runs. And fish love it!
It is tied with a stinger style hook to maximize hookups on fussy fish. This pattern is a great combo of cerise and black with a bit of flash. It is a top producer most of the year and works especially well in medium green to clear water conditions.
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.
1 Fly per Package