Created by Mike St. John
Big Bird resembles a caddis pupa and is very useful on rivers such as the upper Rogue where summer steelhead feed on caddis pupa. On the other hand, I've seen this fly catch a lot of winter steelhead, too. In general, it works well anytime steelhead prefer a small, drab fly dead-drifted near the bottom.
How to FishDead drift the fly near the river bottom.
HOOK: Teimco 5262, sizes 8-12
TAIL: Grizzly hen hackle fibers
RIB: Fine copper wire
BODY: Tan Haretron blended with small amount of orange Haretron for highlights
HACKLE: Grizzly hen saddle