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Blood Dot


This is my favorite "realistic" egg fly to use for steelhead. 

Tied on a MFC 7045 Heavy Scud Hook


Sizes: 12, 14, 16 (what I recommend for steelhead)
 - Can be custom tied in any size 6-18
- My "Go-To" size for steelhead is a 12 or 14
- Lake Ontario Salmon eggs are around a size 8
- High Water Steelhead I like a size 10 Orange/Red or Chartreuse/Red
 Colors (first color denotes egg color/second color is the dot color):
Egg/Orange, Egg/Pink, Egg/Chartreuse, Egg/Cerise, Egg/Steelie Blue, Dead Egg White/Orange, Dead Egg White/Pink, Dead Egg White/Steelie Blue, Peachy King/Orange, Peachy King/Pink, Orange/Red, Chartreuse/Red, Steelie Blue/Red
 

$2.50/3 Flies



Size
Enter Color (See above list)

Frammus

 
Tied on a MFC 7045 Heavy Scud Hook

Sizes: 12
(what I recommend for steelhead, can be custom tied in any size 6-18)
 
Colors: Chartreuse, Orange, Steelie Blue, Pink, Salmon

$2.50/3 Flies


 
 

Color
Size

Krystal Spawn (Krystal Meth Egg Fly)


This is the classic Lake Erie steelhead egg pattern Krystal Meth (which got its name partly due to a faint resemblance to the illicit drug, mainly due to the fact this fly causes steelhead to act like junkies who can't get enough of it!)
 
 Tied on a MFC 7045 Heavy Scud Hook
 
Size: 10, 12
 
Colors: Pink, Chartreuse, Orange, Fluorescent Orange, Steelie Blue, Cerise, Red, Crystal White
 

$2.50/3 Flies


Size
Color

Pink Lady Sucker Spawn


 Good color combination for steelhead. Tied on a MFC 7045 Heavy Scud Hook
 
Sizes: 12, 14, 16
(what I recommend for steelhead, can be custom tied in any size 6-18)

$2.50/3 flies


Size

Estaz Spawn

From Top-Left Around Clockwise: Pink, Chartreuse, Orange, Steelie Blue, Red

This is a pattern of my own design.  The vast majority of Estaz eggs you see for steelhead today are tied with the Estaz wrapped around the hook shank to create a ball shape.  However, I prefer to tie my Estaz eggs like sucker spawn with all the material above the hook gap.  I feel this gives the fly angler a slight edge in hooking steelhead: the little loops of material are more likely to get caught in a steelhead's teeth giving the fly angler just a little more time to set the hook and the clear hook gap ensures there is nothing to slow down or impede the hook set.
 
Tied on a heavy wire Montana Fly Company 7045 Size 12
 
Colors: Pink, Chartreuse, Orange, Steelie Blue, Red
 
$2.50/3 Flies

Color

Sucker Spawn

 
 
 
Classic Lake Erie steelhead fly.
 
Sizes: 14, 16
Colors: Pink, Chartreuse, Orange (Dark Roe), Steelhead Orange, Cerise,  Peachy King, Steelie Blue, Niagara Gold, Peach (Apricot Supreme), Salmon Egg

$2.50/3 Flies


Size
Color

Frozen Spring Caddis



Orange
Heavily weighed caddis larvae for winter and spring steelhead.  Chartreuse Caddis Larvae are very effective for Great Lakes steelhead especially below spawning fish.  Larvae get knocked out from around the rocks and are eaten by readily by both steelhead and smallmouth bass.  The Frozen Spring has proven effective for steelhead holding in slightly off color water in 2-5 ft. deep runs.  Tied on a MFC no. 7045 Heavy Wire Scud to take the punishment of Great Lakes steelhead and salmon. 




Size 12

Colors: Chartreuse, Orange, Steelie Blue
 

$1.75/each


Color

Steel Juan Worm


 
Size: 10
 
Colors (body/egg): Brown/Pink, Brown/Orange, Red/Pink

$1.00/each






Worm Color
Egg Color

Autumn Siren


Size 8

Size

Steelie Smelt Gen 2


Size 8

$1.95/each


Size

Art's Stonefly Nymph


Weight Option
Color
Size

Steelhead Tellico


 

Size

Hexagaina Nymph

 
The Hexagaina nymph is present in huge numbers along the shore of Lake Erie and tributaries (if you have ever experienced the spectacular "Michigan Caddis" hatch in June this is the nymph). Steelhead prey heavily on these nymphs both in the lake and in the streams during their spawning run. I find Hexagaina nymphs to be most effective early in the run (late-September to early-October) although steelhead will take it in winter and spring. Since Hexagainas are burrowing nymphs, they are most effective when fished over the muddy/silty bottoms found near the mouths of creeks. This is also a highly effective fly for spring Smallmouth Bass.
 
Size 8
 
Colors: Tan, Gray

Weight Options: Mono Eyes or Beadchain

$1.75/each

Size
Weight/Eye Type

Hot Shot Hex

 
Size 10
 
Colors: Pink, Orange

$1.75/each


Body Color

Down Under Hex


Killer fly for smallmouth bass and carp. Especially good on Lake Erie tributaries during the Hexagaina hatch. Tail and body is Australian possum.

Size 8

$1.75/each

Size

Steelhead Slammer

 
The Steelhead Slammer is a simple fly pattern for high water steelhead.  A combination egg/nymph.  Fish as a dropper below a weighted nymph or streamer.
 
Size 10
 
Colors: Chartreuse/Orange, Pink
 

$1.00/each

Flash Fly

 
Size 8
 

$1.95/each


Size
Beadhead

Peach Fuzz

 
Good early fall fly.
 
Size 10
 

$1.00/each

Egg Sucking Flash Fly

 
Size 8

 

$1.95/each

Mysis Shrimp



Featured in the Fall Issue of Fly Tyer Magazine

The Mysis Shrimp (mysis reltica) is a staple food source for fish in the Great Lakes. According to biologists, Mysis shrimp can make up to 50% of a steelhead's diet when in the lake (the rest being baitfish such as Erie Shiners). Before the steelhead run the creeks in the fall, they gorge heavily on these shrimp. Although it is believed steelhead eat this fly out of instinct from their time spent in the lake (the same reason Northwest steelhead fisherman use flies imitating squid and prawn), I have found Mysis shrimp will scouting Chautauqua Creek this summer, so it is possible steelhead still feed on them in the streams. If you are familiar with western tailwaters, this is the same shrimp that grows big trout in the Frying Pan and other Colorado rivers.
 
Sizes: 14, 16, 18

$1.75/each

Pink Salmon Comet

 
Perfect fly for Puget Sound or Sault Ste. Marie Pink Salmon.  Tied on a saltwater safe Gamakatsu hook.
 
 $1.95/each

Size

Jailbreak Minnow - Rainbow Trout


This is a favorite steamer of mine for when I fish streamers for trout.  My home stretch of 'trophy' trout water is annually stocked with several thousand juvenile rainbow trout and all the local fish seem to key in on this food source.  I have caught both brown and rainbow trout, smallmouth bass, walleye, and northern pike on this fly.  I offer the jailbreak in three variations: the original which is tied with dumbbell eyes, a Fish Skull version, and a Fish Mask version (which contains no added weight).

$6.50/each


Head Option

Egg Sucking Steelie Caddis

 
This is one of my favorite flies for fishing steelhead in high water or for use as the "anchor" fly in a Czech or other European style nymphing rig.
 
 
Size 12
 

$1.75/each


Size

White Death

 
Top steelhead fly for Lake Erie and Lake Ontario

 
Size 8
$1.75/each

Size

Steelie Caddis

 
 
My favorite fly for spring run steelhead.  Spawning steelhead will knock bright green caddis larvae from the rocks into the current where pre-spawn and dropback steelhead will feed heavily on the larvae.  Nonetheless green larvae patterns like the Steelie Caddis and Frozen Spring Caddis work well during the fall and winter seasons as well.
 
Size 12
Color: Chartreuse (for other caddis larvae colors see Frozen Spring Caddis)

$1.75/each


Size