Pick 'Yer Pocket Steelhead Flies

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Brian Kite shows off a nice steelhead...
Dolly Vardens eat Pick "Yer Pockets too...

Brian Kite guides in Alaska and Northern Washington.  He says, "My steelhead roots have strong ties to the Skagit Style of fishing; short heads and big flies. The Pick-Yer-Pocket was developed and some what plagiarized from the now famous ‘Intruder’ style of flies originated in the region. We have been tying these flies for years, often experimenting with different types of materials in search of the ‘perfect swim’. A major challenge with big flies is the difficult marriage between size versus weight, i.e., the bigger the fly, the heavier it is causing a lot of grief on the river when casting. The great thing about the Pick-Yer-Pocket is that it carries a big

presence in the water, gets down deep but does not carry a lot of weight resistance when casting. The segmentation of the rear and front sections of the fly separated by the body gives the fly a different look through out the swing, and the use of the long saddles and Amherst pheasant tail feather fibers establish that tasty silhouette in the water.
Fishing It:
Fish these flies with classic swing methods.  Flies of this nature cast easier with two-hand rods than single hand rods. As long as you are making nice straight casts and controlling the swing speed, the fly will do all of the work. The machined brass eyes incorporated in these patterns give them the sink rate to be effective in most current speeds and depths. A key to making this fly demand attention in the water is the exact placement of the various layers of life breathing materials.. Over dressing the fly will cause materials to mat together and not swim properly, the key with this style of fly is allowing the sparsely tied materials do the work in the water. These flies have a deffinet squid-like look in the water.  The Pick-Yer-Pocket is a great fly for year round steelhead fishing, and like the name suggests, you can feel confident fishing it behind someone in the river!!
Colors:
You can fish this in any color combination your mind is able to fathom if you choose to tie this fly yourself. However, the basic steelhead colors of Black,
Orange, Pink and Purple are available here.


Pick 'Yer Pocket, Black

Black is always a good bet when the light levels are low, the water is off-color or it is late in the season (winter or summer).

Pick 'Yer Pocket, Black

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ST197BK02 Pick 'Yer Pocket, Black 2 3 for $11.25

Pick 'Yer Pocket, Black and Pink
Black is the dominant color. Pink has been added to give the fly dimension. This fly is a good bet for both Steelhead and Chinooks. It is always a good bet on cloud cover days.
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ST197BP02 Pick 'Yer Pocket, Black and Pink 2 3 for $11.25

Pick 'Yer Pocket, Blue and Chartreuse
Blue and chartreuse flies are popular for King Salmon in Alaska and Spring Chinooks in the Pacific Northwest. This color combination is also becoming popular with Steelhead anglesr all along the Pacific Rim.
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ST197BL-CH02 Pick 'Yer Pocket, Blue and Chartreuse 2 3 for $11.25

Pick 'Yer Pocket, Orange

This thing looks so much like a squid you might be tempted to eat it yourself.

Pick 'Yer Pocket, Orange

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ST197OR02 Pick 'Yer Pocket, Orange 2 3 for $11.25

Pick 'Yer Pocket, Pink

Great early winter pattern on many rivers, especially if you are close to the salt.

Pick 'Yer Pocket, Pink

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ST197PK02 Pick 'Yer Pocket, Pink 2 3 for $11.25

Pick 'Yer Pocket, Purple

Purple is the sleeper color on many rivers.  It is the main color east of the Cascades.

Pick 'Yer Pocket, Purple

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ST197PR02 Pick 'Yer Pocket, Purple 2 3 for $11.25

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