Salmon and Steelhead Patterns - Page 1


 

 

Name : Glo-Bug

Category : Pacific Salmon/Steelhead

Hook : Dai-Riki 135-C, Tiemco TMC 2457, Daichii 1130, or similar, size 8-14

Body : Colored fluorescent glo-bug yarn. Productive colors include chartreuse, egg yellow, hot orange, pink, and red, salmon-egg pinks, reds, and oranges, and combinations, such as chartreuse and red

 

 

Name : Lazer Egg

Category : Salmon/Steelhead

Hook : Size - 6 - 12

Tail : Red Feathers With Some Crystal Flash

Body : Silver Tinsel

Hackle : Red Saddle Hackle

 

 

Name : Double Egg Sperm Fly (Whitlock)

Category : Salmon/Steelhead

Tail : Golden Pheasant Crest

Body : Flat Gold Tinsel

WINGS : White Marabou

Tag : Flat Gold Tinsel

Shoulder: Fluorescent Orange Chenille

 

 

Name : Granny

Category : Winter Steelhead

Hook : Mustad 3906, Size 6

Body : Chartreuse Yarn

WINGS : White Calf Tail With Krystal Flash

 

 

Name : Refrigerator Hole

Category : Winter Steelhead

Hook : Daiichi 2171 Black TUE Egg, Size 8-12

Tail : Fluorescent White Antron or Marabou, Sparse

Body : Glo Brite Chenille, Tied Egg Shape, Various Colors

Tag : Flat Silver Tinsel

 

 

Name : Mike Foster Flies

Category : Salmon/Steelhead

Hook : Gamakatsu T10-6H, Mustad 36890, Eagle Claw 1197S, or Daiichi Steelhead Irons size 8 -2

Tail : Black kip, squirrel, or bear, mixed with green Krystal Flash

Body : Back half: silver tinsel; Front half: Fluorescent green chenille

Hackle : Fluorescent green

 

 

Name : Bright Roe

Category : Salmon/Steelhead

Hook : Mustad 36890, Size 2-8

Body : Fluorescent Orange Chenille

WINGS : Fluorescent Orange Nylon Yarn

 

 

Name : Sockeye Orange

Category : Pacific Salmon

Hook : Salmon TUE, Size 2-4

Tail : Red Squirrel Tail

Body : Gold Mylar Tinsel

WINGS : Red Squirrel Tail

Head : Orange Chenille with Gold Bead Eyes

Tag : Flat Gold Tinsel

 

 

Name : Egg Head - A Mike Foster Fly

Category : Salmon/Steelhead

Hook : Gamakatsu T10-6H, Mustad 36890, Daiichi Steelhead Irons, Size 8 – 1/0

Tail : Black kip, squirrel, or bear

Body : Fluorescent light orange fuzzy yarn

Hackle : Fluorescent fire orange

Rib : Small oval gold tinsel

Tag : Small oval gold tinsel

 

 

Name : Green Head - A Mike Foster Fly

Category : Salmon/Steelhead

Hook : Gamakatsu T10-6H, Mustad 36890, Daiichi Steelhead Irons, Size 8 – 1/0

Tail : Black kip, squirrel, or bear

Body : Fluorescent dark orange fuzzy yarn

Hackle : Orange

Rib : Small oval gold tinsel

Tag : Fluorescent chartreuse tying thread

 

 

Name : George's Green - A Mike Foster Fly

Category : Salmon/Steelhead

Hook : Gamakatsu T10-6H, Mustad 36890, Daiichi Steelhead Irons, Size 8 – 1/0

Tail : Black kip, squirrel, or bear

Body : Fluorescent green floss

WINGS : Black kip, squirrel, or bear

Hackle : Black

Tag : Fluorescent green floss

 

 

Name : Clown Head - A Mike Foster Fly

Category : Salmon/Steelhead

Hook : Gamakatsu T10-6H, Mustad 36890, Daiichi Steelhead Irons, Size 8 – 1/0

Tail : Orange kip or squirrel

Body : Fluorescent green fuzzy yarn

Hackle : Fluorescent orange

Rib : Small oval silver tinsel

Tag : Small oval silver tinsel

 

 

Name : W/O Trinity (Garrett)

Category : Pacific Salmon

Hook : Size 6 to 2/0, Heavy

Tail : Orange Mallard Primary Feather Section

Body : Three Balls of Fluorescent Orange Chenille, Separated by Wraps of Gold Tinsel

Hackle : Fluorescent Orange

 

 

Name : R/O Trinity (Garrett)

Category : Pacific Salmon

Hook : Size 6 to 2/0, Heavy

Tail : Red Mallard Primary Feather Section

Body : Three Balls of Fluorescent Red Chenille, Separated by Wraps of Gold Tinsel

Hackle : Fluorescent Red

 

 

Name : Pickpocket, Red (Johnson)

Category : Pacific Salmon

Hook : Size 2 to 2/0, Short Shank Salmon Bait Hook

Tail : White Yarn, Twice the Length of the Shank

Body : Built Up With Tying Thread

WINGS : Glo-Bug Yarn, Red; One Piece Above Shank, One Piece Below Shank; Trimmed Short and Picked Out

Head : Monocord or Tying Thread to Match Wing Color

Eyes : Bead Chain Tied Inside of Shank So Hook Will Ride Barb Up

 

 

Name : Pickpocket, Orange (Johnson)

Category : Pacific Salmon

Hook : Size 2 to 2/0, Short Shank Salmon Bait Hook

Tail : White Yarn, Twice the Length of the Shank

Body : Built Up With Tying Thread

WINGS : Glo-Bug Yarn, Orange; One Piece Above Shank, One Piece Below Shank; Trimmed Short and Picked Out

Head : Monocord or Tying Thread to Match Wing Color

Eyes : Bead Chain Tied Inside of Shank So Hook Will Ride Barb Up

 

 

Name : Pickpocket, Chartreuse (Johnson)

Category : Pacific Salmon

Hook : Size 2 to 2/0, Short Shank Salmon Bait Hook

Tail : White Yarn, Twice the Length of the Shank

Body : Built Up With Tying Thread

WINGS : Glo-Bug Yarn, Chartreuse; One Piece Above Shank, One Piece Below Shank; Trimmed Short and Picked Out

Head : Monocord or Tying Thread to Match Wing Color

Eyes : Bead Chain Tied Inside of Shank So Hook Will Ride Barb Up

 

 

Name : Little Chum Bug

Category : Chum Salmon

Hook : Gamakatsu Octopus, or Salt Water Hook, Size 1/0 to 2/0 (Don't Forget to Pinch Down the Barb, Only Barbless Allowed in the Salt)

Tail : White, Red, Orange or Pink Egg Yarn

Body : Matching Thread

WINGS : Fl. Chartreuse, Fl. Pink, Fl. Red or Fl. Orange Egg Yarn, Tie two Strands on Top and Two on Bottom of Hook Shank Toward Front of Hook; Flare Rearward and Wrap Thread to Form Head in Front of Yarn.

 

Eyes

Large or Medium Bead Chain Eyes, Depending on How Fast You Want It to Sink

Head : Matching Thread

 

 

Name : Kennedy Mini Leech

Category : Chum Salmon

Hook : Gamakatsu Octopus, or Salt Water Hook, Size 1/0 to 2/0

Tail : Chartreuse Zonker Strip, About 1/4 In. Past Bend of Hook.(Tie in before bend; leave enough for wing; Wrap Thread forward on hook shank under zonker strip)

WINGS : The Remainder of the Chartreuse Zonker Strip, Wrapped Around Hook to about 1/4 in. Before Eye. (Leave enough room for head)

 

 

Name : Little Estuary Leech, Fluorescent Red

Category : Chum Salmon

Hook : Gamakatsu Octopus, or Salt Water Hook, Size 1

Tail : Lime Crystal Flash

Body : Lime Crystal Flash Wrapped Forward Around Hook

WINGS : Fluorescent Red Zonker Strip, About 1.5 Times the Hook Length, Tied in Before Head

Thorat : Strands of Red Marabou

 

 

Name : Little Estuary Leech, Chartreuse

Category : Chum Salmon

Hook : Gamakatsu Octopus, or Salt Water Hook, Size 1 to 2/0

Tail : Red or Wine Crystal Flash

Body : Red or Wine Crystal Flash Wrapped Forward Around Hook

WINGS : Chartreuse Zonker Strip, About 1.5 Times the Hook Length, Tied in Before Head

Thorat : Strands of Chartreuse Marabou

 

 

Name : Teeny Egg Sucking Leech (Teeny)

Category : Pacific Salmon

Hook : 2-12 Jim Teeny Custom Fly Hooks (Eagle Claw)

Tail : Pheasant Tail Fibers, Long (I added a bit of flash for off-colored water)

Body : Pheasant Tail Fibers tied in at the butt ends and wrapped forward

WINGS : Pheasant Tail Fiber tips tied off after the body is wrapped and pulled under

 

 

Name : Minnie Leech Variation

Category : Salmon/Steelhead

Hook : Heavy Wire Salmon, e.g. TMC 7999, Size 1/0 to 2/0

Tail : Chartreuse or Green Rabbit Fur Zonker Strip

Body : Chartreuse or Green Rabbit Fur Zonker Strip Wrapped Around Hook

And Several Strands Lime Green Flashabou

Eyes : Hour Glass, Barbell, or Bead Chain Eyes (Vary according to the amount of weight you need.)

 

 

Name : Gloria's Green Skirt (Garrett)

Category : Pacific Salmon

Hook : 2/0 to 6, Heavy Wire, e.g. TMC 7999

Hackle : Fluorescent Yellow Tied Ahead of the Green Butt

Shoulder: Fluorescent Hot Orange Wound to Form Egg Shape

 

 

Name : Salmon Spawn - A Steve Burke Fly

Category : Pacific Salmon

Hook : Size 1/0 to 3/0 Salmon Hook, Weighted (Optional)

Tail : White Marabou

Body : Yarn of Desired Color (Glo-Bug Yarn Preferred)

WINGS : Yarn of Desired Color (Glo-Bug Yarn Preferred)

Head : Matching Wing Color (White if No Matching Color is Available)

 

 

Name : Ron's King Egg Special (Clauson)

Category : Pacific Salmon

Hook : Size 1/0 to 4/0 Salmon Hook

Tail : White Marabou

Body : Large Egg Tied With Glo-Bug Yarn of Desired Color at Butt; Florescent Orange Chenille at Front (Weighted)

 

 

Name : Fat Freddie

Category : Pacific Salmon

Hook : Large-Gaped Hook, 1/0-3/0

Tail : White Marabou, With A Few Strands of Gray Ghost Krystal Flash

Body : Glo-Bug Yarn, Fluorescent Red, Orange, or Pink

WINGS : White Marabou, With A Few Strands of Silver Flashabou

 

 

Name : The Puff (Johnson)

Category : Steelhead

Hook : Size 2 to 10 Salmon Hook

Body : Rear(Butt): Fluorescent Orange Chenille, tied Into Egg Shape; Front: Flat Silver Mylar

WINGS : White Marabou Topped with a Few Strands of Peacock Herl

Thorat : Red Marabou

 

 

Name : Eldon's Two-Egg Fly (Tanner)

Category : Pacific Salmon / Steelhead / Dolly Varden

Hook : Size 2-8

Tail : Yellow Polar Bear or Substitute (I used bucktail)

Body : Fluorescent Orange Chenille Forming the \"Two Eggs\", Separated by a Band of Black Thread

Hackle : White Saddle Hackle

 

 

Name : Schaadt's Egg Sac, Black

Category : Pacific Salmon

Hook : Salmon, Size 8 to 2/0

Tail : Black Bucktail, Tied Long, Comet Style

Body : Rear 2/3, Thin Black Floss or Yarn; Front 1/3, Large Hump of Fluorescent Red/Orange Chenille

Hackle : Black

 

 

Name : Schaadt's Egg Sac, Pink

Category : Pacific Salmon

Hook : Salmon, Size 8 to 2/0

Tail : Black Bucktail, Tied Long, Comet Style

Body : Rear 2/3, Thin Fluorescent Red/Orange Floss or Yarn; Front 1/3, Large Hump of Fluorescent Pink Chenille

Hackle : Black

 

 

Name : Black and Orange Whistler

Category : Pacific Salmon

Hook : Saltwater or Salmon, Size 3/0 to 1/0, Weighted with .035 Lead wire

Body : Black Bucktail Tied in Staggered Along Hook Shank, Extending Well Beyond the Bend of the Hook (see below)

WINGS : Eight Black Saddle Hackles, Four per Side, Splayed Out and Extending Well Beyond End of Tail

Eyes : Silver Bead Chain

Hackle : Full Collar of Orange Marabou