Created by Brian Silvey
In the ocean, steelhead salmon feed on prawns and shrimp, and when they return to freshwater both species are often caught on natural prawns used as bait. But do they take this fly because it has a visual but odorless resemblence to a prawn? The fish won't tell.
Many variations of red, orange, black and purple color combinations.
How to Fish
This is a winter steelhead pattern. It should be presented with a wet-fly swing near the bottom; use a sink-tip fly line.
HOOK: Teimco 9394, size 2
THREAD: Fluorescent orange
EYES: Large black bead chain
TAIL: Orange Super Hair, split, with some Krystal Flash
BODY: White rabbit strip, palmered.
BODY HACKLE: Golden pheasant tips
COLLAR HACKLE: Orange-dyed pheasant crest