undertaker steelhead fly
In todays fly tying video I show you how to tie an Undertaker steelhead fly pattern which was originated by Wayne Duncan for Atlantic Salmon. It has since become a very attractive fly for steelhead fishing.  Take a look at this link if you want to see Wayne recite poetry while tying one of his flies (sorry for the poor...
suskwa poacher
In todays video I show you how to tie the Suskwa Poacher.  This was noted by Jack Mitchell in episode 2 of the Wet Fly Swing Fly Fishing Podcast (link below). This is a great winter steelhead fly in the egg sucking variety. I noted the link to the trailer hook video so here it is:  How to Tie a...
steelhead flies
I've had many steelhead guests on the Wet Fly Swing Podcast who have told me that steelhead flies and the fly pattern you select for steelhead is not of critical importance. More important are likely the presentation of the fly, the line you use, and whether you are getting down to the fish.  I have many podcast episodes and blog...
wally wing
In todays video Dave Allison shows us how he ties a wally wing style dry mayfly.  Dave provides some great tips as we go ahead in this one.   Click here to watch the Wally Wing video with Dave Allison:   You can find Dave on Instagram @WestTexasBugs.   In this video I also noted the podcast episode with Curtis Fry from Fly Fish Food. ...
royal coachman
In todays fly tying video I show you how to tie a Royal Coachman Bucktail.  This pattern was taken from the book, The Half-Pounder a Steelhead Trout by Dennis Lee. Click here to watch the Royal Coachman video: Royal Coachman Bucktail Material List Thread:  Size 70 Ultra Thread red Hook:  Dai-Riki #899 Size #6 Tail: Red Hackle Body: back 3rd peacock, red floss, front 3rd peacock Hackle:  Pheasant...
the stewart
In this video I show you how to tie a Stewart, my goto summer steelhead fly pattern.  This fly was developed by Marty Sherman, an old friend of the family.  I hope to get Marty on the podcast soon.   Click here to watch the Skunk Video Tutorial:   The Stewart Material List Thread:  8/0 Uni Thread Black (click here to purchase) Hook:  Daiichi #2441 size #6 (click...
Green-Butt Skunk Dark
I show you how to tie the Green-Butt Skunk Dark in today's fly tying tutorial.  The green butt is a classic steelhead fly and today demonstrate the classic hair wing style. This fly works great swinging for summer steelhead but is an all around killer steelhead color (click here to see a post that describes steelhead fly colors). Click here to...
summer crush steelhead fly
I was reminded of the Summer Crush steelhead pattern recently and loved to my classic flies list and the fly tying challenge. Click here to see the video for the Summer Crush:   Summer Crush Fly Tying Material List Hook:  Mustad #36890 Size 4 Thread:  Black size 70 Ultra thread Tail:  Red Hackle Rib:  Medium Silver Tinsel Body: Burgundy Yarn Hackle:  Red Schlappen UnderWing:  Burgundy Bucktail OverWing:  White Calftail    
teeny nymph
In todays video I demonstrate how to tie one of the easiest and most effective flies for any fish species, the Teeny Nymph.  I tie a trout fly style nymph on a size #12 hook with natural pheasant tail for the material. Click here to see how to tie the Teeny Nymph: This has got to be one of the most...
kalama special
In today fly tying tutorial I show you how to tie a Kalama Special Steelhead Pattern.  The Kalama Special was originally a sea-run cutthroat pattern that was later turned into and used as a steelhead pattern. Click here to watch the Kalama Special video:   Kalama Special Fly Material List Thread:  Size 70 Ultra Thread black Hook:  Dai-Riki #899 size 8 Tail:  Red Schlappen Hackle:  Grizzly...
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