Here is a pretty traditional saltwater / flats pattern that has been a must have for casting to bonefish over the last few years. Now it’s been adapted to stalk steelhead. So what’s changed? Not much except that swannundaze is used on the body rather than a pearlescent material. So are steelhead taking these as eggs or shrimp? Either way, It’s worth a try.
Steelhead Crazy Charlie tied by Steve Burke
Hook: Mustad 34007
Body: Clear or Pink Swannundaze or Edge Brite over Fluorescent Red Yarn
Wing: Fluorescent Pink Calftail or Sub Over Pearl Flashabou Tied on Underside of Hook like Throat
Eyes: Silver Bead Chain
This is a pattern tied up by Jurij Shumakov. There is a sweet collection of Jurij’s tubes on the article linked below. I just wish they had opted for some larger images of the flies.
Butt: Glow red floss.
Tail: Yellow Angel hair.
Body: rear half: Electra Holo, braid, gold; front half: mix of Peacock Black ice dub and STF Black dub.
Rib: front half: oval gold tinsel.
Body hackle: front half: orange cock.
Wing: yellow Mirage Flashabou, small bunch of Serebrjanka fur died yellow, yellow Angel hair, bunch of polar fox died black over the wing fine black Angel hair.
Throat: Kingfisher blue guinea fowl.
Cheeks: jungle cock.
Head: red varnish.
From Jurij’s article on Russian Fishing Club.
I can just imagine who’s going to visit the site once the keywords Sex Dungeon get into Google for this site. Here is a wallpaper of a Kelly Galloup fly called the “Sex Dungeon”. Kelly has some great pattern with some even more creative names including the Zoo Cougar and the Heifer Groomer. Here is a downloadable wallpaper from Fly Fusion Magazine for your desktop.
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