New Deschutes Steelhead Flies
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|Few rivers stir up steelhead fly fishing fantasy like Oregon's Deschutes. Big, brawly, wind swept and hard to wade, it tests the metal of "out-of-staters", and locals as well. Being the first deep, cold tributary east of the ancient Cascades of The Columbia, the Deschutes gets supercharged runs of Redband Steelhead. Many steelhead from upper Columbia tributaries summer-over in the Deschutes' to escape the Columbia's warm flows. These grabby steelhead come aggressively to the surface for flies presented with floating lines in the classic fashion.|
|The Prism was first tied by Mark Bachmann in the early eighties. He designed it to be an unobtrusive pattern for low, clear water. The Prism works any time of year, but is especially effective during the late season after the steelhead have been pressured. Several very large|
|steelhead have been tricked by the Prism. In October, many summer steelhead have been away from the Ocean feeding-grounds for several months. They start to forget about the brightly colored marine organisms that nurtured them there, and begin to turn "trouty" in their behavior, looking for things with more freshwater coloration. The Prism turned the trick. Several very large steelhead have been taken on this pattern. It has proven itself very useful as a come-back fly, after steelhead have risen to, but have refused a brighter colored fly.||
|37-1170-04||Mark's Prism||4||3 for $9.00|
|37-1170-06||Mark's Prism||6||3 for $9.00|
Green Butt Purple
|ST20905||Green Butt Purple||5||3 for $7.50||Out of Stock|
This fly was an
instant success. Clients called it, "Fly du Jour" (fly of the day).
Fly du Jour
The "Fly du Jour" has been proven on all
sizes of rivers and during a wide range of water temperatures, and
conditions. It is one of the have-to-have flies no matter
where you fish steelhead along the Pacific Rim. The
Fly du Jour may be the best of all the Deschutes summer steelhead
flies for floating line fishing the majority of the season.
Ninety percent of the season it is my point or dropper fly of
choice. Just another purple and pink fly? Maybe?
There are many. Purple and pink is a popular theme on the
Deschutes with such patterns as Rick's Revenge, Silvey's Sno Cone,
and the Freight Train being examples. The Fly du Jour is
different because it uses a revolutionary material called Edge
Bright for the orangish pink butt. Edge Bright is a material
that gathers light through its broad side and amplifies it through
its narrow edge. It is wrapped on the fly so that the rear edge of
every wrap is exposed. Viewed from the rear this butt
literally glows. The effect is further enhanced with the butt
surrounded by a halo of dark purple materials. Sorry to say
that Edge is no longer made, and we only have enough to tie our own
flies, and when they are gone...we don't know of any material that
can take their place. The Fly du Jours in stock may be the last
|st-ffs-101-03||Fly du Jour, Alec Jackson Nickel Plated Steelhead Iron hook||3||3 for $9.00|
|st-ffs-101-05||Fly du Jour, Alec Jackson Nickel Plated Steelhead Iron hook||5||3 for $9.00|
|st-ffs-101-07||Fly du Jour, Alec Jackson Nickel Plated Steelhead Iron hook||7||3 for $9.00|
The #5 Fly du Jour pictured here has landed 3 steelhead.
No one beats our quality at any price!
|listed in this book, that have disappeared from most fly boxes. This pattern was listed in Trey's book as one of the hottest new flies in 1976. It has stood the test of time by being one of the most reliable steelhead wet flies ever tied. We have modernized this classic fly by having it tied with the latest materials on Alec Jackson Steelhead Iron hooks. Don't worry, this version is thoroughly proven. Super Premium Quality!|
|ST00105||Surgeon General||5||3 for $7.50|
|ST00107||Surgeon General||7||3 for $7.50|
This somber fly has proven itself as a top producer of Deschutes steelhead
for at least the past fifteen seasons. It is extremely effective on
early season A-run fish and always a good bet for a come-back fly after
you've moved a steelhead with a brighter fly. We have modernized this
classic fly by having it tied with the latest materials on Alec Jackson
Steelhead Iron hooks.
Super Premium Quality!
|ST00205||Green Ant||5||3 for $9.00|
|ST00207||Green Ant||7||3 for $9.00|
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