Traditional Steelhead Wet Flies: F - O

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Freight Train Golden Demon Mack's Canyon
  Green Butt Skunk  

 Pacific Redband Steelhead. Photo by Josh Linn

Steelhead evolved in the rivers that drain the Pacific Rim. And when one dreams of perfect steelhead rivers, you just naturally have to think about Oregon.  The Rogue, Umpqua, Deschutes, John Day and Grand Rhonde are some of the better known steelhead rivers in the world. Other rivers such as the Sandy, Clackamas and North Santiam may be nearly as good in their rights.  Because of it's geographic placement, many Oregon rivers fish nearly year round.  This makes Oregon a prime laboratory for developing steelhead fly fishing techniques and fly patterns.  All of the flies listed below were developed in Oregon or modified by local tiers for use on Oregon Rivers.  

Freight Train
Another very popular Randall Kaufmann Deschutes River fly.
Freight Train
Item Description Size Price To Top
20588-04 Freight Train 4 3 for $7.49
20588-04 Freight Train 6 3 for $7.49

Golden Demon
This fly came from New Zealand in about 1933 and was modified by Fred Peet for Atlantic Salmon on the Cains River in New Brunswick.  I was brought to the West Coast where it was again modified by C. Jim Pray of Eureka, California.  It became popular in Southern Washington and Northern Oregon around 1950 and has stayed reasonably popular ever since. 
Item Description Size Price To Top
37-0572-05k Golden Demon 5 3 for $8.85
37-0572-07k Golden Demon 7 3 for $8.85

Green Butt Skunk
Paul Franklin with a large steelhead caught on a Green Butt Skunk
This fly was originated by Dan Callahan on the North Umpqua River.  However the "Green Butt" is proven on all sizes of rivers and 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. We have modernized this classic fly by having it tied with the latest materials on gold colored Alec Jackson Steelhead Iron hooks. Don't worry, this version is thoroughly proven.  We've been using Green Butt Skunks on various colors of hooks for years. The ones tied on gold hooks just seem to catch more fish, so we're passing the secret on to you. These flies are Super Premium Quality! Green Butt Skunk
Item Description Size Price To Top
ST270-03 Green Butt Skunk 3 3 for $8.55
ST270-05 Green Butt Skunk 5 3 for $8.55
ST270-07 Green Butt Skunk 7 3 for $8.55

Mack's Canyon
This beautiful fly is the creation of Doug Stewart. 
Mack's Canyon
Item Description Size Price To Top
21085-04 Mack's Canyon 4 3 for $7.49
21085-06 Mack's Canyon 6 3 for $7.49

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