12
Mar
09

Fish eat fish (inciting the bite, or some provocative creature)

Fish Eats Fish by Michael Rossiter of Leurna, Australia

Fish Eats Fish by Michael Rossiter of Leurna, Australia

http://www.michaelrossiter.com.au

This pattern is not typical of West Coast Steelhead patterns. But it obviously has a good look. I imagine it would be great for Brown Trout. (East Lake-Oregon) The olive color would be a good color to experiment with in the low, clearer waters of Summer for steelhead . I am by no means an expert, but I do find the differences in Great Lakes Steelheading and West Coast very interesting. I think an open mind is important in order to borrow from all the people out there doing it for real on their home waters and figuring out what works and what doesn’t.  An example is the trend a few years ago, of using trout nymphing techniques with oversized nymphs for steelhead…this flew into the face of the traditional technique of swinging patterns. But added to the arsenal of steelheading. Today the craze or passionate addiction of a two hander further adds to the arsenal. All good!     

Sunny Delight

Sunny Delight

http://www.hawkinsflyfishing.com/steelhead_streamer_pattern.php

http://www.hawkingsflyfishing.com

Steelhead Streamer Pattern

“Sunny Delight”

inspired by Kevin Feenstra‘s pattern the “Reflector”

  • Daiichi 2461 Size 2-6
  • Black Ultra 140 Thread
  • Olive Marabou
  • Olive Ice Dub Chenille
  • Olive Schallpen Feather
  • Pearl, Gold, and Red Flashabou
  • Olive Ice Dub
  • Bead Chain Eyes

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