After not tying for nearly ten years, I'm back in action. Lately, my focus has been on "steelhead" patterns/streamers with a particular focus on hairwing (squirrel tail) varieties. Give me some time to post some pics. As a sidenote, does anyone know of any good literature on steelhead/salmon flies? Another one I'm fond of is the McGinty for whatever reason.
Hi there tnt. Welcome to the forums. I've been tying a ton of carp flies and a few shad/alewife imitations lately. We saw salmo's hitting top water off the beach on Lake Michigan last weekend. I caught a nice brown with a Tabert paintbrush fly. It's a black dace imitation. I did see a lot of shad and alewife by the warm water discharge on lake Michigan so I assume that's what they were hitting. I was told once that more steelhead have been caught on a little round ball of yarn(egg pattern) than any other fly. Phishingincident may have some good book recommendations. You might also try steelheadsite.net.
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Hey, thanks for the advice and the welcome. The salmon egg pattern is probably a legit claim. I'll try out the website also. I'm actually about 5 mins away from a bass pro shops right now so I'll probably head over there and see what they've got too.