Pick Yer Pocket

Created by Brian Kite

Uses

In the big fly/big water traditon of Northwest winter steelheading--a tradition that brought us the mega-popular Intruder--this fly creates a large "presence" in the water.

Variations

Other good color choices are black, purple, and pink

How to Fish

Present with a traditional wet-fly swing and a sink-tip line.

HOOK SHANK: Waddington or similar hook shank. Or use 1X heavy, standard shank, turned-up eye; e.g. TMC 7999 or equivalent, and cut off hook at the bend

THREAD: To match body

HOOK WIRE: "Intruder" wire for stinger hook

REAR COLLAR: Orange chenille

TAIL: Orange bucktail, then four orange-dyed grizzly hackle fibers, then amherst tail fibers

BODY: Orange dubbing

WING: As for tail: Orange bucktail, then four orange-dyed grizzly hackle fibers, then amherst tail fibers

HEAD: Large dumb-bell eyes, then finish with thread