In this video tutorial I show you how to tie the Max Canyon (aka Macks Canyon).  This summer steelhead pattern was invented by my dad back in the 1970’s.

Scroll below to find the links to purchase all of the materials for this fly pattern.


Click here to watch the Max Canyon Video:


Max Canyon Material List

Thread:  Size 70 Ultra Thread red (click here to purchase)

Hook:  Dai-Riki #899 Size #6 (click here to purchase)

Tail: White calf tail (click here to purchase) and orange calf tail (click here to purchase)

Body: back half orange yarn (click here to purchase bulk) , front half black yarn (click here to purchase bulk) 

Rib:  Gold Oval Tinsel (click here to purchase)

Hackle:  Black Hackle (click here to purchase)

Wing: White Calf-tail and orange calf tail (link to purchase above)

Note:  Some of the links on this page are affiliate links and I receive a small commission if you purchase at no additional charge to you.


Here is the link to the podcast interview I did with my dad where we discuss this pattern and others.


Max Canyon Conclusion

This fly really hits home for me since my dad created it and we have caught so many steelhead on it over the years.

In the max canyon fly series The Stewart is another goto pattern.  Here is the link to one of my fly tying tutorials for the stewart.

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