I show you how to tie the Boss steelhead fly pattern in todays fly tying video.  The Boss was originated by Grant King to fish the Russian River but has been used in many other rivers and for other species around the country.

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The Boss Fly Material List

Thread:  Size 70 Ultra Thread

Hook:  Dai-Riki #899 size 6

Tail:  Black Calf Tail

Rib:  Gold oval tinsel medium

Body:  Black Chenille

Hackle”  Red Schappen

Eyes:  Bead Chain Eyes


This pattern can work great in faster sections where you need to get your fly down a little quicker.  Although designed for steelhead orginally, this pattern has been used and become as common with salmon fisherman.

There are a bunch of different colors, sizes and variations so experiment and try out different things.

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