Created by Brian Silvey


This is a simple but effective tube fly for winter steelheading.


Good color choices other than purple: black with blue bead, black with orange bead

How to Fish

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

HOOK: The fly is tied tube-style.

BEAD: 1/4 inch hot pink

THREAD: Purple

WING: Six purple ostrich herl strands, three on each side; then purple saddle hackle; then a few strands of purple Krystal Flash or equivalent; then one strip of purple "Zonker" rabbit strip

COLLAR: Purple dubbing just behind bead