Milf Steelhead Fly

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Here's what Bruce Berry says about his latest summer steelhead fly:
In August 2007 I was down in Medford taking care of Beulah Fly Rods. Just basic stuff, answering phones, shipping orders, emails etc. I had two dozen of a new hair wing fly I had been working on sitting on the dining room table with the heads drying from the two part epoxy used for finishing the heads. The fly had not really been fished and did not even have a name. I think flies deserve names but only after having proved by catching a few fish. A guide friend ended up swinging by to pick up a rod and line for her boyfriend and talk for a while. On her way out a quick stop by the table and 6 or so flies quickly disappear, she says, we are headed up to the Deschutes to meet some friends and fish for Steelhead…do you mind? “No worry Medford is boring for me and the missing flies will give me a reason to tie more and fill up some time this evening”.

 

 A few days later I received a call and heard that the fly was barely wet before she caught her first swung-fly Steelhead on the Deschutes River down at Clone. AWESOME…the first fly I ever came up with that had confidence without having to tie it on myself and fish it to figure if it is a keeper, go to fly or just belongs in a buck-a-fly shop bin and enshrined in the “forgotten about” hall of fame.

 

That September it was my turn to meet up on the Deschutes with two long time fishing buddies, a fly shop employee from one of the Seattle area shops to give Steelhead fishing a go for a few days. Day one was terrible; maybe a really soft non-committal for one of the three of us was about all we mustered up. The next morning the guys decided to row across and walk up, I would head down, fish a couple of roadside spots, we would meet for lunch then do an afternoon float. Long story short, I ended up downstream and at the water’s edge in a good piece of water and was looking through my fly box for some confidence after the previous days thorough skunking. I saw the newer two toned Orange fly and remembered the confidence (Kate…let’s call her) gave the new fly. So, I plucked the fly from the box, tied a quick Turle knot and within 15 minutes of fishing I had landed one and lost another.

 

Of course, meeting back at camp my success was greeted with disbelief as their accumulative effort produced the same result as the day before…nothin’. We ate lunch, took naps and headed down to the boat for the afternoon/ evening float. I was asked again to come clean if I had really caught a fish and decided it was time to pass out some confidence to the guys while repeating that I had caught fish with this fly this morning. By the Mack’s Canyon boat ramp we had went 4 for 5 as a group and the mood turned to smiles, laughter high fives and a few beers going down quickly.

 

Driving down the washboard road back to camp (Beavertail) to be exact, one of the guys asked the name of the fly? It does not have one I said, it is a new one and the first fish I caught with it was this morning. Another guy asked if it was going to Montana Fly Company for submission? I said, probably if I keep catching fish like this with it. After a short silence, he said, you should call it a M.I.L.F. I thought about for a moment and replied MFC toes the line with their fly names but that’s dirty. Man I Like Fishing! I did not get it. Man I Like Fishing is what M.I.L.F. stands for. I thought about that for a split second and said, “Perfect”!

 

Since then it has been called a Mack’s Canyon, a Cummings Special,  a Brad's Brat, just another hair wing fly and a few other things, but to me it is a M.I.L.F. It is my idea, it catches fish and I like it!

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37-0520-06 Milf Steelhead Fly 6 3 for $7.49

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