These are the essential flies for catching the Pacific Northwest's most beloved fish... the steelhead.


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Agent Onyx Agent Onyx
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Agent Orange Agent Orange
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Todd Ostenson is a steelhead guide and shop owner from Medford, Oregon. He says, "This fly follows the natural tying evolution of my love for heavy stonefly patterns. The first heavy stones I tied were ?Montana Stones,? then came more natural golden stones. Then came beads in the early nineties to my patterns, and the addition of rubber legs via the girdle bug. One small detail to my girdle bugs, during my years guiding the Deschutes, was the bright orange thread head. I wouldn?t tie one with...

Blue Moon Alaskabou fly
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These proven favorites are tied to exacting specifications for George Cook (pictured with a very good Alaska King salmon). This beautiful fish, fresh from the sea, was caught at Alaska West Lodge on the Kanektok River where many fish like this are taken each year. George has fished extensively across the length and breadth of our largest state. He developed the Alaskabou series in his younger days while guiding in Alaska. The Alaskabou series was an instant success and they have remained key...

Bead Head Egg Gorman Bead Head Egg Gorman
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Bead Head Egg, Gorman'sThis veiled egg pattern was created by Oregon fishing guide, Michael Gorman, who has used it effectively on the Siletz, Rogue and Santiam Rivers. Steelhead, Sea Run Cutthroats and resident trout have all fallen for this pattern. Flies such as this have been used for many years on the Sandy River as well. Here's what Michael says about his fly:Having owned a shop in Corvallis --- the Scarlet Ibis --- from 1981 through 2000, I needed to catch fish, and sell customers...

Bead Head Rubber Leg Copper Bob, Size 6 Bead Head Rubber Leg Copper Bob, Size 6
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A trout eats about twenty percent of his diet from the river�s surface, and eighty percent from beneath its surface. As anglers in pursuit of trout, more often than not, this means that we need to get down and dirty to find our quarry. Bead head nymphs are the most popular as well as the most effective way to do this. Utilizing an incredibly fast sink rate for such a tiny fly it gets near the bottom where trout would expect to find it. These nymphs are most often tied with counter bored brass...

Bennetts Halo Bennetts Halo
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Webster's Dictionary defines tradition, "as a convention established by constant practice." Traditional flies are the ones that are used year after year. They are commonly known and used by many anglers and are some of the most popular steelhead flies in the Pacific Northwest. Many of these flies are also used for Atlantic salmon as well as Pacific salmon. Traditional steelhead flies come in several forms. Most would be classed as bucktails or streamers. These flies have a wing of hair or...

Bennetts Last Light Bennetts Last Light
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Webster's Dictionary defines tradition, "as a convention established by constant practice." Traditional flies are the ones that are used year after year. They are commonly known and used by many anglers and are some of the most popular steelhead flies in the Pacific Northwest. Many of these flies are also used for Atlantic salmon as well as Pacific salmon. Traditional steelhead flies come in several forms. Most would be classed as bucktails or streamers. These flies have a wing of hair or...

Berrys Fish Mover Improved Berrys Fish Mover Improved
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Berry's Improved Fish MoverStory & photos by: Bruce BerryBerry's Fish Mover is an effective fly for steelhead that is offered in two colors: Orange and Blue.Orange is a fade of orange, red, purple and black designed originally for fish fresh into a system. This is the Fish Mover for bright sun and clear-water conditions, but it is also a killer for off-colored water.Blue is a fade of kingfisher, royal, navy and black designed as an anytime versatility color. This is the Fish Mover for...

Berrys Rambulance Berrys Rambulance
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Rambulance flies dispute the "Fuzz on a Hook" theory! "It's all just fuzz on a hook," is how Mark Bachmann responds to most flies, especially new, untested varieties. In today's commercial fly world there is something to be said for a statement like that. Working for a commercial fly company myself, I am sure there are more than a handful of flies each season that make catalogs without having had the chance to get wet first! The difference in my world of fuzz on a hook and a fly worth talking...

Bjorns Stinger Prawn Bjorns Stinger Prawn
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This is what Bjorn Beech says about the Stinger Prawn Series:"In the 1980's we got tired of fishing normal type steelhead patterns. As fly tiers were playing with various marabou patterns, I came up with what later became known as "Bjorn's Super Prawn."After some tweaks and playing around with hooks it started catching other species especially spring Chinook. The first order I had for kings consisted of a meager 1 dozen flies but the next year that same order was 6 dozen, then 12 dozen, and it...

Brazilian Brazilian
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The Brazilian is a first choice in low, clear water. I?ve always admired Randy Stetzer?s claret fly named "Patricia." However, I wanted a fly that looked a little more "buggy" with a darker color scheme. After some experimentation, I found the color combination of claret and copper to be very attractive to summer steelhead. The Brazilian also does well as a come "back fly." If a steelhead refuses my first offering, I?ll switch to it and often get the fish to commit. If I?m fishing a two fly...

Bretts Klamath Intruder Bretts Klamath Intruder
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Tied on a 15mm shank, this little intruder has all the characteristics of its big brother: it moves and breathes while maintaining a profile. Brett Jensen, Fly Designer: In the early seventies, fly tying materials were as hard to find as a �Sasquatch.� Back then, the only reliable options for tying materials were from mail order companies. But, from the very beginning, even with limited access to basic materials, Brett knew he only wanted to fish with patterns of his design. Steelhead have...

Bretts Obie Skater Bretts Obie Skater
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Brett Jensen, fly designer, has this to say about his Obie Skater: The performance of the Obie Skater clearly comes from the 2mm foam lip tied right behind the eye of the hook. The hair wing adds support and helps to strengthen the fly�s stability. I tie this pattern both with a short and a long body. Both patterns fish well. However, I find the short body pattern is best suited for traditional tail outs or holding water that is soft, slow and smooth. The long body version of this fly fishes...

Chartreuse Fly Chinook Equalizer Set Chartreuse Fly Chinook Equalizer Set
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(1) ea. Chartreuse Stinger Prawn, Skagit Minnow, Bead Head Big Bunny Leech

Chewy Egg Sherbert Chewy Egg Sherbert
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Hairy, and furry like the Star Wars character, chewy like a piece of soft steelhead egg candy. Steelhead, trout and Dollies with teeth BEWARE. Chewey?s Velcro properties will hang this fly in your mouth longer than a northern sunset. Weighted on top to keep the fly deep, without the point rubbing rocks. ?Bird beak? hook point has excellent holding power when barbless.

Chous Bead Head Double Agent Chous Bead Head Double Agent
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Double Agent Fly, Green and BlackThe black/green combo is the original version that is used when either fishing over spooky fish in gin clear conditions or when trying to actually mimic an existing aquatic food source. It has also worked great as trailer to a larger fly when either nymphing or even stripping a streamer/soft hackle setup.Double Agent Fly, Red and BlackIn an effort to increase the visibility and contrast of this fly, an orange bead and wire were added, while still keeping the...

Copper Swan Copper Swan
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The wing of a prince nymph, the abdomen of a Copper John. A more durable synthetic thorax, instead of peacock. White wings = Swan. Swan rhymes with John. No awards for originality here. Just a unique design blended from the optimum ingredients of two best selling flies, on a hook to hold anything transitioning from salt water.

Daves Bead Head Lightning Stone Daves Bead Head Lightning Stone
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Dave's Lightning Stone, PurpleMore evidence that trout and steelhead see ultraviolet colors.

Deep Eyed Wog Deep Eyed Wog
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Who couldn't use a little pink once in a while? Thousands of Coho agree. So do Chinooks and steelhead. These Wogs are a delicious shade of wiggly, sparkly pink with just enough flame orange and pearl for accent.Tied on extra strong, chemically sharpened nickel plated hooks, and weighted with nickel plated brass eyes, these flies may be fished in both saltwater and fresh water, which makes them perfect for fishing estuaries, where fish are fresh and bright. These flies may be fished with either...

Black DIrk Wiggler
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Jon Hazlett says: I'll never forget the first time I saw an Intruder. I was running the fly shop that used to be in the Ashland Outdoor Store. Mike McCune came down to teach a Spey clinic for us. That weekend, while hanging out at my house, he opened one of his fly boxes. I had never seen such a thing. He had a stable of flies up to 5 inches long. And they were awesome! He referred to them as Intruders. He gave me a brief tutorial on design, function, and rigging. Mike, being the humble guy he...

Dolly Llama Dolly Llama
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Double Orange Bead Peacock Stone Double Orange Bead Peacock Stone
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Draggn Fly DraggN Fly
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Egg Sucking Leech Egg Sucking Leech
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Egg Sucking Leech, BlackEvolving in Alaska, this became one of the universal flies for trout, char and salmon. It is now used nearly everywhere along the west coast for steelhead and salmon.Egg Sucking Leech, PurpleThe purple egg sucker is a popular fly, particularly east of the Cascades when water temperatures drop in the fall.

Egg Sucking Loop Sculpin Egg Sucking Loop Sculpin
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Larimer's Egg Sucking Loop SculpinThe Loop Sculpin is a spinoff from the Loop Leech. Like the leech, the Sculpin has a loop of 30 pound Fire Line braid threaded through the rabbit strip body. The stinger hook is looped into the fire line. This design has a number of things going for it. First, the long rabbit strip creates a seductive swimming motion that brings the fly to life in the water. Furthermore, the single rabbit strip creates a large profile though still casts easily considering the...

Fly Du Jour Fly Du Jour
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The "Fly du Jour" has been proven on all sizes of rivers and over a wide range of water temperatures and conditions. It is one of the have-to-have flies no matter where you fish steelhead along the Pacific Rim. The pattern was an instant success when it was introduced in 1990. In the space of a couple of weeks, two different groups of clients who didn't know each other called it the Fly du Jour (fly of the day), and that is how it got its name.The Fly du Jour may be the best of all the...

Foxee Dog Foxee Dog
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Charles St. Pierre designed the Foxee Dog anadromous fish fly series using traditional, proven proportions, but used the latest materials and tying techniques. Following the lines of the famous Nordic Atlantic Salmon Temple Dog Series, the Foxee Dog Series is tied on Waddington Shanks rather than tubes. This places the hook back further toward the rear of the fly, because Pacific Coast fish often grab from the rear of the fly. Foxee Dog flies are tied with a combination of arctic fox and Angel...

Golden Demon Golden Demon
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This fly came from New Zealand in about 1933 and was modified by Fred Peet for Atlantic Salmon on the Cains River in New Brunswick. I was brought to the West Coast where it was again modified by C. Jim Pray of Eureka, California. It became popular in Southern Washington and Northern Oregon around 1950 and has stayed reasonably popular ever since. ...

GP Spey GP Spey
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The classic versions of the Spey and General Practitioner flies are as effective and legendary as they are beautiful. If a steelhead and salmon angler had to make a choice between the two of these flies and could fish only one, the process of choosing might take the better part of a fishing day and require a Tylenol chaser. Innovative Northwest steelhead, salmon, and spey-casting angler Charles St. Pierre has created another unique fly by combining the best attributes of two legendary flies to...

Green Ant Green Ant
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This somber fly has proven itself as a top producer of Deschutes steelhead for at least the past fifteen seasons. It is extremely effective on early season A-run fish and always a good bet for a come-back fly after you've moved a steelhead with a brighter fly. We have modernized this classic fly by having it tied with the latest materials on Alec Jackson Steelhead Iron hooks. Super Premium Quality!

Green Butt Skunk Green Butt Skunk
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This fly was originated by Dan Callahan on the North Umpqua River. However the "Green Butt" is proven on all sizes of rivers and a wide range of water temperatures and conditions. It is one of the have-to-have flies no matter where you fish steelhead along the Pacific Rim. We have modernized this classic fly by having it tied with the latest materials on gold colored Alec Jackson Steelhead Iron hooks. Don't worry, this version is thoroughly proven. We've been using Green Butt Skunks on various...

Greenie Greenie
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Guide Intruder Guide Intruder
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Guide IntruderBy: Scott HowellNow that I make a living on the water guiding every day, my extended sessions creating at the vice are over. I now simply need to have proven fly patterns in my box that I have ultimate confidence in. When it comes to Intruders, I have narrowed my arsenal down to two basic styles. The first of these that probably defines my contribution to the Intruder pattern is the Signature Series Intruder. This is a saddle hackle "shellback" Intruder that has already been...

Hare Leech Hare Leech
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No other material moves in the water like wet rabbit strip. Every hair comes to life. Its recent popularity in new age steelhead flies can not be over estimated. Flies, which display a lot of life-like movement, are most successful under the widest range of conditions. According to our correspondence with Oregon Marine Science Center biologist, Dr. William Pearcy, West Coast steelhead eat a lot of squid while at sea. According to stomach sample autopsies from steelhead caught beyond the...

Hickmans Fish Taco Hickmans Fish Taco
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Jeff Hickman is a very popular local fly fishing guide who grew up in the Mt. Hood area and hung out at The Fly fishing Shop in Welches, Oregon during his formative years. Here is what he says about his Fish Taco series of flies: "When I get hungry, there is one thing that always comes to mind?a fish taco. It is the one thing that I don?t ever get sick of. The hunt for the best taco cart around is full time?and the fish taco is always the best indicator of the cart?s cuisine. I would say that...

Hoh Bo Spey Hoh Bo Spey
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As tied by Charles St. PierreThis is a fly that could be fished on the swing for steelhead and salmon year round using anything from a Skagit head and a heavy sink tip to a full floating line and long leader. Named after two legendary Pacific Northwest steelhead rivers and influenced by numerous northwest "Intruder" fly variations, this fly was designed with a full calendar year's worth of fishing in mind. The ease with which this fly is cast along with its effectiveness, and the variations of...

Johnsons Dyke Osmicous Johnsons Dyke Osmicous
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Johnsons Felon Johnsons Felon
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The Felon came to life in the tying vise of world champion spey distance caster, Travis Johnson.The Felon has been a very successful Deschutes pattern. It is usually fished just below the surface film with a floating line.With a picture like the one above suppied by JC Christenson, no futher words are needed.In the words of Tim Rajeff, that master of prose, "Get out there."

Johnsons Get-Cha-Some Johnsons Get-Cha-Some
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Travis Johnson's "Get-Cha-Some" is a careful blend of proven traditional proportions with both natural and space age synthetic fibers. This fly was designed to come alive when wet, swimming with a seductive action. It is at once easily seen by the fish, but the subdued colors are non-threatening. The Get-Cha-Some is a proven come-back fly, often taking fish that that have risen to, but refused a gaudier offering.Travis says, "It seemed that for an entire season nearly every client showed up...

Johnsons Hanky Panky Johnsons Hanky Panky
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Travis Johnson: "Well sometimes even your pet can be a muse. I named this fly after my yellow lab Henry (Hank for short). He is a wild, high energy, free spirit. I wanted a sparse fly that would produce its own background. (The flash in the wing really gets it done.) The classic steelhead colors of purple and chartreuse can't really ever be beat. The elongated butt with a veil over it provides great visual stimulus for the steelhead. I like to believe that the last thing the steelhead sees...

Johnsons Outlaw, Blue Johnsons Outlaw, Blue
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Travis Johnson says of his Outlaw Fly: I like tying steelhead flies, a lot. I also love looking in peoples steelhead fly boxes. I am not afraid to try something new for steelhead either. With all that in mind, I developed this fly for the purpose of minimal zing body materials to allow focus on the wing and the tail. In the case of the �Johnson�s Outlaw� I use arctic fox in a bit fuller wing with the idea that it would provide its own background. What really happened was exactly that, but it...

Johnsons Outlaw, Green Johnsons Outlaw, Green
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Travis Johnson says of his Outlaw Fly: I like tying steelhead flies, a lot. I also love looking in peoples steelhead fly boxes. I am not afraid to try something new for steelhead either. With all that in mind, I developed this fly for the purpose of minimal zing body materials to allow focus on the wing and the tail. In the case of the �Johnson�s Outlaw� I use arctic fox in a bit fuller wing with the idea that it would provide its own background. What really happened was exactly that, but it...

Johnsons Riffle Raper Johnsons Riffle Raper
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Claret or wine colored flies have had a place in the color spectrum of anglers around the globe. I first started noticing the effective nature of this color about nine years ago. I had two different groups at different times throughout the summer steelhead season that were doing rather well. The first fished a classic Irish pattern called the "Irishman's Claret." This simple but eye catching fly seemed to shine, even when fishing was tough. The other group had an adaptation of a "Fiddle D," a...

Johnsons Steak & Eggs Johnsons Steak & Eggs
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The Steak and Eggs was designed by Travis Johnson. He claims the design was inspired by fishing late season summer steelhead of the Columbia Basin. As a guide on the Deschutes for the last 8 seasons, Travis has spent a lot of time seeing what entices fish to the fly. The egg off the back of a light weight intruder is super effective. Also if you're in the know on tube flies, the egg can be changed to fit either the angler or the conditions. This has also been a great Alaska pattern. The...

Jumbo Critter Jumbo Critter
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This is what Bjorn Beech says about the Jumbo Critter series: "This pattern originally belongs to the late Wally Bolger. I cleaned up the edges by spinning the hair a little sparser and more evenly around the shank creating a fly limited in size only by the length of hair used. I've tied this fly from little 1-1/2" summer run steelhead patterns to 6" long monster king versions. A combination of sparsely spun hair and a pheasant tail collar gives us a big loud wiggly pattern. Major benefits to...

Klamath Skater Klamath Skater
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Lady Gaga Intruder Lady Gaga Intruder
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Blue and White Lady GaGa accounts for another winter steelhead. Photo by: Darcy Bacha. Lady GaGa Intruder, Blue and WhiteUsing the scientific approach late one night at the tying bench, keen tournament caster and steelhead guide Travis Johnson was imbibing copious amounts of fine Scotch, when he sneezed into a pile of loose marabou and the Lady GaGa Series was born...divine intervention or blind luck? Any steelhead guide can use the help of both. While guiding steelhead trips on many different...

Lingerie Egg Lingerie Egg
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Chartreuse accents make many good patterns a little better. Like the skunk for example. A smidgen of this color just seems to get the exchange with the fish started more regularly. As for the yarn collar, it should not hide the fly. Veils are for weddings. A wispy, sexy, thin, see-thru yarn collar makes the Lingerie Egg irresistible to all species that crave the orange protein diet.