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  • Alaskan Fly Tyer
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    I'd add to that list the Katmai Leech; white leech with shell pink egg and orange legs. Dynamite pattern. http://www.bristolbayflies.com
    Originally posted by stevesch View Post
    I only have caught them on 3 patterns (all with lead eyes, all on 1/0 hooks):

    Pink bunny leech
    Black bunny leech
    White egg-sucking leech (orange head)

    Isn't the plastic lure in the photo called a "wiggle-wort"? I think they have rattles in them also.

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  • kenaibow fan
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    Originally posted by DannerAK View Post
    I guess we aren't all equipped with a sense of humor...
    well I guess another purist fell off the wagon!

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  • FishGod
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    Originally posted by CTobias View Post
    These flies work best.
    Wow, they look so realistic

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  • CTobias
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    These flies work best.

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  • limon32
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    Originally posted by DannerAK View Post
    I guess we aren't all equipped with a sense of humor...
    I laughed!


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

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  • Fin Chaser
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    Well Danner, I was chuckling. While I love swinging flies for steelies, there's nothing better than a feisty beast smashing a plug. Good fun.
    Bushwhack, I think the flies mentioned above will serve you well, and for goodness sake get your expectations up! A confident attitude makes a huge difference in your fishing success. Can't wait for you to post a photo of your catch. Have fun.

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  • DannerAK
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    I guess we aren't all equipped with a sense of humor...

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  • stevesch
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    Originally posted by Bushwhack Jack View Post
    Simple question asking for a simple answer. I am going to a river this fall that has an elusive run of steelhead. I have fished very little for steelhead so I am asking for some advice. My expectations are not very high. I know I am searching for a unicorn, but if you could take only FIVE fly patterns with you to fish for steelhead, what would you bring?
    I only have caught them on 3 patterns (all with lead eyes, all on 1/0 hooks):

    Pink bunny leech
    Black bunny leech
    White egg-sucking leech (orange head)

    Isn't the plastic lure in the photo called a "wiggle-wort"? I think they have rattles in them also.

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  • DannerAK
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    Steelhead Fly Patterns

    Originally posted by FishGod View Post
    These work extremely well :topjob:

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    I like your style!

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  • FishGod
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    Originally posted by DannerAK View Post
    I can't remember what it's called, but this kind of fly slays the steel!
    These work extremely well :topjob:

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  • Bushwhack Jack
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    Originally posted by DannerAK View Post
    I can't remember what it's called, but this kind of fly slays the steel!
    That's a fly??? It looks like a kwikfish or something. Nice looking steelie.

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  • Bushwhack Jack
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    Awesome. Thanks for the responses guys. And the river in question is the Gulkana. Supposedly the farthest north run of steelhead in North America. Not a big run. And I know the chances of catching one there are slim, but it's worth a shot right? The only thing I can conclusively determine in my 30+ years or so of fishing is that you can't catch one sitting on the couch.

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  • DannerAK
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    I can't remember what it's called, but this kind of fly slays the steel!

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  • Sapper 27
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    Dean river tigers, polar shrimp, 12 or 14mm beads, money bugs, straight yarn. In no particular order. All very successful for me on the Situk.

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  • AKnook
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    Originally posted by icb12 View Post
    Do I have to choose one color only for each pattern???

    Garcia\rodman globugs
    Squidros in chartreuse/black
    Rubber legged Hot head/hot bead nymphs
    MOAls in black/white frost
    ESLs in pink/black

    That would pretty much cover the size range and color range for my personal fishing. If I get more colors, I'd tie more of the same in various other colors, including some ESLs reversed IE green butt skunk-esque.
    X2. ESL's and large rubber legged beaded nymphs were getting smashed in Yakutat when I was there.

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