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Salmon | Steelhead

Salmon Flies & Steelhead Flies

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  1. Adronamous Amphibian

    Adronamous Amphibian

    The fly is designed to push water and hover right in front of a Steelhead's face, making the fish so ticked off, it has no choice but to eat it!

    Starting at: $1.23

  2. Alaskabou

    Alaskabou

    Alaskabou: Time proven pattern that emphasizes movement. Marabou throughout the entire pattern provides this pattern with a very enticing action underwater. A top choice for West Coast Salmon and Steelhead.

    Starting at: $1.23

  3. Ally's Shrimp, Red

    Ally's Shrimp, Red

    Ally's Shrimp, Red-- This fly is great for fresh run salmon and steelhead. The red color reminds them of fresh shrimp that they feed upon while out in the ocean. FLISALSTA387

    Starting at: $1.23

  4. Articulated Leech

    Articulated Leech

    Articulated Leech: Time proven pattern that emphasizes movement. Marabou throughout the entire pattern provdes this pattern with a very enticing action underwater. A top choice for West Coast Salmon and Steelhead.

    Starting at: $1.23

  5. Autumn Gold

    Autumn Gold

    Autumn Gold: A classic Atlantic Salmon pattern. This fly is very effective for Salmon and Steelhead everywhere.

    Starting at: $1.23

  6. Babine Baller

    Babine Baller

    A great fly for fall and spring run fish. It also fishes really well under low light conditions.

    Starting at: $1.23

  7. Babine Special

    Babine Special

    Babine Special: A classic Salmon pattern. This fly is very effective for Salmon and Steelhead everywhere.

    Starting at: $1.23

  8. Beadhead Back Alley

    Beadhead Back Alley

    The dark shaggy colors and materials of this fly, make it great for low light fishing conditions.

    Starting at: $1.23

  9. Beadhead Double Bead Circus Act

    Beadhead Double Bead Circus Act

    This fly has a little bit of everything to it, just like a circus!

    Starting at: $1.23

  10. Beadhead Hothead Fire and Ice

    Beadhead Hothead Fire and Ice

    This is a mouthful of goodness that steelhead and salmon can't resist. It's kind of like ice cream for us.

    Starting at: $1.23

  11. Beadhead Over Easy

    Beadhead Over Easy

    Just how any egg eater likes 'em!

    Starting at: $1.23

  12. Beadhead Slim Pickens Biot Brown

    Beadhead Slim Pickens Biot Brown

    With a fire orange bead, and plenty of wiggle, this attractor nymph is guaranteed to grab any fishes attention.

    Starting at: $1.23

  13. Beadhead Slim Pickens Black

    Beadhead Slim Pickens Black

    With a fire orange bead, and plenty of wiggle, this attractor nymph is guaranteed to grab any fishes attention.

    Starting at: $1.23

  14. Beadhead Slim Pickens Ice Blue

    Beadhead Slim Pickens Ice Blue

    With a fire orange bead, and plenty of wiggle, this attractor nymph is guaranteed to grab any fishes attention.

    Starting at: $1.23

  15. Beadhead Slim Pickens, Purple

    Beadhead Slim Pickens, Purple

    With a fire orange bead, and plenty of wiggle, this attractor nymph is guaranteed to grab any fishes attention.

    Starting at: $1.23

  16. Black Bear,Green Butt

    Black Bear,Green Butt

    Black Bear,Green Butt-- Salmon and steelhead love this fly. A true original of the Pacific Northwest region. FLISALSTA388

    Starting at: $1.23

  17. Black Boss

    Black Boss

    Black Boss: A traditional Salmon pattern. This fly is very effective for Salmon and Steelhead.

    Starting at: $1.23

  18. Blind Lemon

    Blind Lemon

    This salmon/ steelhead fly originates in the Pacific Northwest, and has quickly become a favorite among anglers everywhere.

    Starting at: $1.23

  19. Blue Charm

    Blue Charm

    Blue Charm: A classic Salmon pattern. This fly is very effective for Salmon and Steelhead everywhere.

    Starting at: $1.23

  20. Bomber

    Bomber

    Bomber: A traditional Steelhead pattern. This is a waking pattern that is designed to make a disturbance on the water's surface and provoke a strike. A great West Coat Steelhead pattern.

    Starting at: $1.23

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Salmon Fly Patterns

A salmon fly is a thing of beauty. They are meticulously tied with some of the finest fly-tying materials known to mankind. Salmon fly patterns are always colorful and vibrant. They stem from historical waters such as the Babine and Metolius. A salmon fly can be tied to imitate things like shrimp and squid, or they can be tied to mimic a variety of baitfish and stoneflies. In most cases, salmon fly patterns are tied on hooks with an upturned eye, which are designed to be swung down and across the current of any given river. Also, a salmon fly like the most popular Egg, Sucking Leech fly in black can be used to catch steelhead as well, as both fishes can occupy the same waters at the same time. In most cases though, you will find anglers targeting one of these particular fish at a very specific time, as often they enter the river at different times of the year. A good salmon fly will also be tied in a variety of colors, in order to match the different water conditions found throughout the year. That is why the Egg Sucking Leech fly in purple is the most popular salmon fly in existence.

Steelhead flies can really vary depending upon the region where you are fishing. For example, anglers who fish for steelhead on the west coast, tend to fish rivers that are bigger than the ones found entering the Great Lakes. Because of this, the fish are harder to locate out west, and thus, a whole different style of fishing is required in order to catch them. Typically, most anglers here will choose “swing flies” in order to cover a lot of water. If you can find fish in these big rivers, they are usually willing to eat whatever dry fly or wet fly you have tied on, as most have not seen a ton of angling pressure. A typical steelhead fly pattern for the rivers out west will be tied intruder style, meaning they will have a main hook shank with either wire or dacron tied to it, and a single trailing hook behind it. These steelhead flies are designed to have a ton of movement in order to entice a lethargic fish.

On the flip side, most steelhead anglers who fish the great lakes region, tend to prefer steelhead flies that represent fish eggs, stoneflies, and baitfish. Usually these waters are smaller in size compared to the rivers found out west, and the fish tend to hold in more defined locations, thus you don’t need to search as hard for them. However, because of this, these fish do tend to see more angling pressure and therefore a more of the “match the hatch” fly fishing approach is necessary to catch them.