Get into a comfy seat for this one. It’s probably the longest tie we’ve ever featured on the blog at over 40 minutes, but it is fill with some great tips and tying. Pete ties up this great looking steelhead tube and gives an informative history and overview of tube flies.
I’ve just started to see the first signs of the fall run of steelhead and salmon climbing into the GL tribs the past week or so and with some rains in the forecast, we could start to see the migration start right away. I’ve featured on of Dustin’s flies on here before, and I enjoy his take on the usual. This intruder has a bugger style tail added and has a nice wispy profile in the water. This one is tied on a long shank streamer hook, but really, you’ll want to find a shank or a tube for this. Myt only beef with the pattern would be to pack the materials into the dubbing ball a little tighter to get more volume, but I really liked how it looked in the water.