Hi Rib...It only takes one squaretail on the end of your fly rod, and then your hooked for life! Each angler has his own preferences on fly patterns for steelhead. In my personal experiences, I found fly choice hasn't been as big of a factor in different conditions, unlike coho for example. I personally like big bold patterns for steelies. Popsicle, or spey type patterns in blue,(my fav. :wink: ), purples, blacks, and oranges. However if you'd like to get technical on fly chioce according to water conditions. I just go bigger and darker when the water is colored up. Brighter colors for clearer water conditions.ribwart said:Cool! What do some of the flies you guys are putting together look like? Post a pic or two...please?
I have some flies I tried out back in the day before I had my fly rod stolen...I wasn't very skilled fly fishing steelhead, never even sniffed one really...
I only had like one or two tries at it before the rod got stolen...but nevertheless am inexperienced flyfishing rivers. However, I am definitely, always, without question, trying to absorb more info on the technique all the time, bring on the day I replace that rod and get to try again...!
So I have a question or two....
What flies apply to varying conditions? Water clarity, amount of light, speed & depth of flow...?
I can hardly wait to flyfish for steelhead, let alone catch one while I'm doing it!!