I love tying Steelhead Flies

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I discovered this week that it had been nearly 3 months since I even tried to catch a trout and at least six months since I tied a single trout fly.  I have been absolutely obsessed with chasing Summer Steelhead on the Deschutes this summer and fall.  This past weekend I decided that I needed to get out one last time and chase a trout before the weather turns completely cold and the fishing slows to a crawl.  I drove out to the Crooked and fished for a few hours while the sun was in the canyon.  It was a perfect day, probably 50 degrees and calm winds.  I landed a few nice fish and it was a challenge to get the job done in the low and relatively clear Crooked.  It just wasn’t the same, what I really wanted was a 13 footer in my hand, casting and stepping the day away.  The weather has just not been cooperating with my weekend warrier schedule but there is a long weekend coming I thought and the 10 day looks promising.

I drove home and immediately started tying traditional flies for next summer with a few intruders just in case I make it over to the coast in the next few months.  I am actually worried that I will not stop and thus have no trout flies for next summer.  I quickly realize, I have touched almost none of the hundreds of trout flies I tied last winter, I should be safe.

B & O Summer Steelhead Fly

B & O Summer Steelhead Fly

 

Lum Plum Steelhead Fly

Lum Plum Steelhead Fly

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One comment on “I love tying Steelhead Flies
  1. Allison Wetter says:

    Beautiful!

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