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 Stinger Hook on a Shank
Click here to watch the Skunk Video Tutorial:
The Suskwa Poacher Material List
Thread: 6/0 Uni Thread Black (click here to purchase) and 6/0 Hot Orange Uni
Shank: 45 mm Waddington
Trailer Wire: Senyo’s Intruder Trailer Wire
Hook: Gamkatsu Octopus Size #4
Rear Bump: Pink Medium Chenille
Rear Station: Black Marabou, Blue Flashabou 6915, Gold Flashabou 6906
Body: Pearl Krystal Flash
Front Bump: Pink medium chenille
Front Station: Purple Marabou, Green/Brown Flashabou 2016, Blue Flashabou 6915
Front Hackle: KingFisher Blue Schlappen
Head: Hot Pink Medium Chenille
Eyes: Large Bead Chain Eyes
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Click here to listen to the Podcast with Jack Mitchell.
Conclusion for the Suskwa Poacher
This is a classic winter steelhead pattern that has it’s unique spin. The thin flashy body is good, the bumps are easy and the sparse fly will sink. You can add heavier dumbell eyes to get it down more or less.
Leave a comment if you have fished this fly. Would love to hear a story or see a pic!
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