Category Archives: Steelhead Flies

Egg Sucking Ice Tiger

The Egg Sucking Ice Tiger is a fly that can be tied either on a standard hook or on a leashed shank fly. In this case, the fly was tied with a clipped shank and a wire leash. The pattern is essentially an egg sucking leach, but it is tied with a cool blue barred rabbit zonker and some icey marabou. While this fly is tied for steelhead, I think it would also be a great fly to target pike, bass and tarpon.

If you don’t have a tube vise to hold the shank, you can just use the regular vise jaws, but just be careful not to put too much pressure on the hook. Another alternative for shanks would be the OPST Shank Chuck Tool.
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Egg Sucking Ice Tiger

Shank: 30mm shank or #2-2/0 hook
Bead: 1/4” Fl. Fire Orange cone
Thread: Fire Orange 6/0 (140 d)
Leash: 20lb braided intruder wire
Tail: Two-tone white/blue barred zonker
Collars: Black and dark blue marabou
Flash: Junebug Flashabou 15 strands
Wing: White bucktail
Collar: Silver Dr. Blue schlappen

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Purple Steelhead Matuka by Piscator Flies

The Steelhead Matuka is an adaptation of the New Zealand method of Matuka flies. The traditional Matukas use feathers for the wing, but the steelhead version uses a rabbit strip. While the pattern has been developed as a “steelhead” fly, I think it will make a great fly to use in pursuit of other trout, salmon, pike, and bass.

Steelhead Matuka Fly Recipe

Hook: #1/0 Superfly Salmon hook HKSHW
Thread: 6/0 black
Rib: Black Brassie wire
Body: Purple and black Laser Dubbing
Wing: Rabbit zonker
Collar: Purple schlappen

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Chinook Moto Minnow by Friday Night Flies

Zach ties up this Chinook Moto Minnow using a green and blue color combo. The fly works great on higher water conditions and the salmon seem to really key in on this color. When you tie them, don’t forget to pack em.

Jimmy Legs Fly Recipe

Hook: TMC 9395 #2-6
Cone: Chartreuse
Weight: 0.025 lead 10-15 wraps
Thread: UTC 140 white
Tail: Marabou chartreuse
Flash: Blue Crystal Flash
Hackle: Silver Dr. Blue saddle hackle
Body: UV Pearl Ice Dubbing (dubbing loop)
Collar: Chartreuse mallard flank
Dubbing Collar: Holographic Purple Diamon Dubbing

Sources

Youtube Channel: Friday Night Flies

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