Tag Archives: Steelhead Fly

Redemption Micro Intruder by Jay Nicholas

This micro intruder pattern is tied up by the Caddis Angling Fly Shop’s Jay Nicholas. Jay goes into a little bit about the differences between intruders and micro intruders and how the intruder genre has evolved over the last decade or so. Jay ties on a slick looking Regal Revolution Fly Tying Vise for this video. I picked one up for myself a couple weeks back and have been loving it as a second vise. You can change up the colors on the fly to target other species, but the pink and blue make it a good steelhead fly for both winter and summer.

Redemption Micro Intruder Tube Fly Pattern Recipe

Tube: Plastic tube
Thread: 6/0 Black
Butt: Spun pink Senyo Fusion Dubbing
Collar: Pink hackle or schlappen
Body: Lagartun Flat braid
Shoulder: Spun blue Senyo Fusion Dubbing
Collar: Softhackle light blue then spey marabou
Flash: Flashabou tied each side
Legs: Black Ostrich herl
Front Collar: Black schlappen
Head: Sonic cone

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Murky Water Streamer by Ruben Martin

It’s been said a million times, “If it aint chartreuse, it aint no use”, and in the case of low visibility waters, the bright green remains a good choice. The Murky Water Streamer is an articulated fly and the front hook is meant to be clipped, so the important thing to note is the length of the hook shank. Personally, I’m not a fan of the limp trailer hooks and would prefer using a coated braided wire for the trailer. The fly pattern is a big one, and with the marabou collar and sili-legs, it will provide for a lot of movement in the water.

Murky Water Streamer Fly Pattern Recipe

Hook: Rise 90019 # 1 or 4xl streamer hook
Thread: 8/0 UNI or 70 UTC
Trailer: Multi-filament Tufline 65 lbs or similar
Eyes: Large silver bead chain
Body: polar chartreuse chenille
Collar: Chartreuse marabou
Flash: Pearl polar flash
Wing: Rabbit strip chartreuse or barred chartreuse
Legs: Sili legs barred blue / black
Junction: ProTube red or chartreuse
Trailer Hook: Octopus

Be sure to check out this and other videos on Ruben Martin’s Youtube page.


Clouser Minnow tied by Peter Charles

Bob Clouser is the man behind the highly popular Clouser Minnow, a fly which is responsible for catching over 107 (as Bob tells me) species of fish from trout, to tarpon to steelhead to bass. If it chases a minnow, it will likely find interest in a Clouser Minnow. Peter Charles ties us a variation on the original that targets smallmouth, largemouth and striped bass. Peter ties this in the traditional white and chartreuse color combination and uses clear mono thread to help give some added strength to the fly. The pattern can be modified in a number of ways, but having a good grasp on the basic form is a good skill to hone.

Clouser Deep Minnow Fly Pattern Recipe

Hook: Bass / Pike hook or Stainless Steel saltwater hook #4-#2/0
Thread: Danville fine monofilament
Eyes: Dumbbell (barbell) eye
Flash: Pearl Flashabou
Body: White bucktail
Wing: Chartreuse bucktail
Head: Thread

Be sure to check out this and other videos on Peter Charles’s Youtube page.