SOH Streamer tied by Matt Wilhelm

This meaty pattern from Montana angler Matt Wilhelm is sure to draw some specimen trout into the open from the safety of the undercut. Matt uses the fly both in the spring after the spawn and in the fall. Earlier in the week, I was treated to a spectacular video of Alaskan trout fishing by OPST and would love to have a chance to chuck this fly to some of the beautifully marked and speckled rainbows featured in the video. Matt explains that he doesn’t stick to a strict set of colors for the fly and will makes changes depending on conditions and water clarity. Matt also suggests adding extra weight to the shank for those who are wading while fishing the fly. I do see a bit of an issue with the eye placement on the top of the shank. The fly will keel over and ride hook up. A couple suggestions to combat this is to use a bead or cone head up front with body weight added, or tie the rabbit strip on the underside and attach it through the hook.

Learn more about Matt and his fly pattern on TWF.

SOH Streamer Fly Pattern Recipe

Hook: Dai Riki #710 streamer hook
Thread: 3/0 match to fly color
Eyes: Medium barbell eyes
Tail: Olive marabou
Body: Verigated chenille
Wing: Rabbit super strip
Legs: Black round rubber
Hackle: Hen hackle or schlappen

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