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Steelhead Nymphs 
Agent Onyx Dragg'N Fly Lingerie Egg
Agent Orange Egg Sherbet Oct'phat Ass
Blue Gentleman Jumbo John, Copper/Black Princess
Copper Swan Jumbo John, Chartreuse Rusty Bucket
    Sept'ober
Double Orange Bead Peacock Stone
This Rogue River steelhead ate a Tungsten Bead Head Princess fly. Todd Ostenson photo.
This Rogue River steelhead ate a Tungsten Bead Head Princess fly. Todd Ostenson photo.
This Rogue River steelhead ate a Sept'ober Midnight Fire fly. Todd Ostenson photo.
This Rogue River steelhead ate a Sept'ober Midnight Fire fly. Todd Ostenson photo.
Dead-drifting nymphs under a strike indicator is a very effective approach to catching steelhead. Nymphing is the most popular method of fly fishing for steelhead in many rivers in the Pacific Northwest and the Midwest. Nymphing works best where steelhead are congregated, such as below hatcheries. As a matter of fact nymphing is so effective that it has been banned from some rivers, such as the Umpqua because steelhead get worn out from being caught and released too many times.

Agent Onyx
Many stone fly nymphs come in brown and back.  That’s an easy addition to great recipes, and still it follows the natural bug colors fish see. Possibly with the addition of the fluorescent orange bead, this fly could be called an egg sucking stonefly. Of course there is no such thing in nature, but the steelhead don't care. They eat this fly.

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ST001BK Agent Onyx Nymph 4 3 for $7.50

Agent Orange
Todd Ostenson is a steelhead guide and shop owner from Medford, Oregon. He says, "This fly follows the natural tying evolution of my love for heavy stonefly patterns.  The first heavy stones I tied were “Montana Stones”, then came more natural golden stones, and etc.  Then came beads in the early nineties to my patterns, and the addition of rubber legs via the girdle bug.  One small detail to my girdle bugs, during my years guiding the Deschutes, was the bright orange thread head.  I wouldn’t tie one with out this.  Of course, for trout the
black thread head was fine; BUT, for

steelhead the bright orange thread head just seemed to get those extra few steelhead every week that add up over the course of a season."
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ST001 Agent Orange Nymph 6 3 for $7.50

Blue Gentleman, Vogt's

A creation of Russell Vogt, a full time guide in Washington state. the blue gentleman has been a productive steelhead of the Klickitat, and Methow rivers for the past few seasons. If your a guy that like to dredge for chrome, this is a must in your box. For both the Winters on the coast and the summer fish of the Columbia basin.

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37-1140-06 Blue Gentleman, Vogt's 6 3 for $7.50 Out of Stock

Copper Swan, Red

The wing of a prince nymph, the abdomen of a Copper John.  A more durable synthetic thorax, instead of peacock.  White wings = Swan.  Swan rhymes with John.

No awards for originality here.  Just a unique design blended from the optimum ingredients of two best selling flies, on a hook to hold anything transitioning from salt water.

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ST027RD Copper Swan, Red 6 3 for $7.50
ST027RD Copper Swan, Red 8 3 for $7.50

Double Orange Bead Peacock Stone
This is the double-whammy double-weighted, to get down deep fly for both steelhead and trout on big rivers.
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02-0123-04 Double Orange Bead Peacock Stone 4 3 for $7.95

Dragg'N Fly
Heavier than the Agent.  Higher ‘Velcro” factor, and tied on a bent hook to keep the hook point up.  What ever your favorite deep presentation is, dead drift - low and slow - tight line - sink tip - center pin - and etc.  This fly will drag the low reaches of your favorite steelhead hideouts.  Equally effective for winter run steelhead too.

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ST021 Dragg'N Fly Nymph 4 3 for $7.95

Oct'phat Ass
A heavily weighted October Caddis pupa pattern commonly used for both trout and steelhead. October Caddis usually crawl out on mid-stream boulders or stream side vegetation to hatch. However a long drift period can happen before they crawl out of the water. Emergence usually happens strongest during low light conditions.
From the second week of September, to the middle of October, this caddis pattern will get you more steelhead hook-ups on your home river.  If you don’t mind casting this heavy fly, it fishes superb on the swing too.

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ST195 Cone Head Oct'phat Ass October Caddis Pupa 8 3 for $7.50

Lingerie Egg Pink
Chartreuse accents make many good patterns a little better.  Like the skunk for example.  A smidgen of this color just seems to get the exchange with the fish started more regularly.  As for the yarn collar,  it should not hide the fly.  Veils are for weddings.  A wispy, sexy, thin, see-thru yarn collar makes the Lingerie Egg irresistible to all species that crave the orange protein diet.

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ST097 Lingerie Egg Pink 4 3 for $7.95

B.H Jumbo John, Copper/Black

This fly is equipped with heavy tungsten bead and a wire body, to get deep. Pattered after the famous trout nymph...but then steelhead are big trout aren't they. some of them eat all kinds of hapless little critter while they are in fresh water, especially things that look like aquatic insect larvae & nymphs.

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01-0683-04 Tungsten Bead Head Jumbo John, Copper and Black 4 3 for $7.50
01-0683-06 Tungsten Bead Head Jumbo John, Copper and Black 6 3 for $7.50

B.H Jumbo John, Chartreuse

Haven't seen any aquatic invertebrates living on the bottom of your local river that is bright chartreuse? Steelhead don't care, remember they eat Green Butt Skunks too. This is a great fly when the water color is a little off. These flies are equipped with tungsten beads and wire bodies for extra quick sink.

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01-0681-04 Tungsten Bead Head Jumbo John, Chartreuse 4 3 for $7.50

Tung. B.H Princess
The standard Prince Nymph is a great trout fly that works for steelhead too. This fly has more expensive hair, and more jewelry  than the Prince.  Hence, the Princess. A bit less tame, a lot more game.  The results are no fairytale.

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ST208 Tungsten Bead Head Princess 6 3 for $7.50

Rusty Bucket

The Rusty Bucket was the nick name of it creator Russell Vogt since the age of 14. He is a full time guide in Washington state. Using this adaptation of the Lighting bug for Steelhead. The color copper has always produces for me, he said. Paired with a tasty Hot bead, he has been rocking the Steelhead of the Klickitat, and Methow rivers for the past few seasons. If your a guy that like to dredge for chrome, this is a must in your box. For both the Winters on the coast and the summer fish of the Columbia basin.

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37-1110-06 Rusty Bucket Steelhead Nymph 6 3 for $7.50 Out of Stock

Sept'ober Midnight Fire
Todd Ostenson says, "This fly has very few materials.  I was told politely , up front,  by Solitude Fly Co. representative Eric Neufeld that this fly is just too simple to make the Solitude line up.  I strung one on his rod for a evening fishing session during a store visit.  After hooking seven steelhead on the Sept’Ober Soft Hackle in one evening, Eric informed me that this fly could be sold effectively by Solitude Fly Co."

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ST245PR Sept'ober Midnight Fire 6 3 for $7.50

Chewy Egg Sherbet
Hairy, and furry like the Star Wars character,  chewy like a piece of  soft steelhead egg candy.  Steelhead, Trout and Dollies with teeth BEWARE.  Chewey’s Velcro properties will hang this fly in your mouth longer than a northern sunset.  Weighted on top the keep the fly deep, with out the point rubbing rocks.  “Bird Beak” hook point has excellent holding power when barbless.

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ST025PK Chewy Egg Sherbet 6 3 for $7.50

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