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psd1179

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Proved steelhead fly
« on: January 08, 2018, 06:21:18 PM »

Can anybody share their proved steelhead fly pattern photos? The fly must have caught fish before.
Also looking forward to see pattern worked in Skeena system
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RalphH

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Re: Proved steelhead fly
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2018, 07:41:05 AM »

Last few seasons most of the winter steelhead I have caught has been on a black and blue Hobo spey. Though I often add bead chain eyes to help the fly sink and swim a little better.



Other flies that have worked for are the General Practitioner (including the intruder version) and any black leech style pattern tied of marabou or rabbit strip.
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Re: Proved steelhead fly
« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2018, 10:28:15 AM »

Thanks RalphH, will tie this nice pattern.
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Re: Proved steelhead fly
« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2018, 10:41:10 PM »

RalphH already gave you some great suggestions.  I'll give you a simple tie:

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You can swing this, dead drift it and let it tumble on the bottom, even on a SH rod. I always tie this fly weighted.
Works great under a float also ;D ;D ;D,
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Re: Proved steelhead fly
« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2018, 04:41:14 PM »

That's General Money's prawn fly isn't it? Good to hear it works well short floated. It may be a season for that!
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Re: Proved steelhead fly
« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2018, 09:17:01 PM »

That's General Money's prawn fly isn't it? Good to hear it works well short floated. It may be a season for that!
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Re: Proved steelhead fly
« Reply #6 on: January 11, 2018, 12:16:35 PM »

Great orange wooly worm. appreciate.
Searched the General Money prawn fly and found a fascinating story behind it.
These simple wooly bugger patterns always work great. 
« Last Edit: January 11, 2018, 12:30:07 PM by psd1179 »
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Re: Proved steelhead fly
« Reply #7 on: January 11, 2018, 10:43:14 PM »

If you are headed north to fish the Skeena and the tribs %100 stock up on hobo speys.  They get me into fish each and everytime.

Pink and purple 




and black and blue





These are my two go toos and  I've landed big fish on both.    10ft. of t14 Airflo sink tip and 5ft of 12lb flourocarbon just can't be beat up there.

I hope you get into a couple fish. Those fish are absolute tanks . Have fun :)
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Re: Proved steelhead fly
« Reply #8 on: August 29, 2018, 12:12:07 PM »

If you are headed north to fish the Skeena and the tribs %100 stock up on hobo speys.  They get me into fish each and everytime.

Pink and purple 



and black and blue




These are my two go toos and  I've landed big fish on both.    10ft. of t14 Airflo sink tip and 5ft of 12lb flourocarbon just can't be beat up there.

I hope you get into a couple fish. Those fish are absolute tanks . Have fun :)




The Hobo spey is money.
https://youtu.be/2QdjSBX2utk
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Re: Proved steelhead fly
« Reply #9 on: August 29, 2018, 09:38:20 PM »




The Hobo spey is money.
https://youtu.be/2QdjSBX2utk


love your video and your enthusiasm! I recognize some of those runs :)

With time and practice you will get better at handling those steelhead for release. I really REALLY suggest you invest in a cradle or a net untill you become better at it.

Having those amazing wild fish thrash around and bang their heads on the rocks like that is pretty awful.  Moby makes a perfect size for steelhead and it will help with your overall experience
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