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 feathers over the back of the fly.