My first steel flies.

E

everett464

Member
Joined
Apr 12, 2010
Messages
384
Location
Happy Valley
So I decided to get into tying steelhead flies. These are my first three attempts. I know they are not perfect, but I'm happy with the way they turned out. Now to see if they'll catch fish. 4877641316_81c1a1ebf9_z.jpg
4877641164_c7d4a1082c_z.jpg
4877030519_55c3e2bf06_z.jpg
 
G

ghostcow

Member
Joined
Aug 19, 2009
Messages
47
Look pretty darn fishy to me! Nice work.
 
M

meluvtrout

Active member
Joined
Aug 26, 2008
Messages
403
Nice, very nice! Now that you've got the pattern down, go for Mack's Canyon and Coal Car. :)
 
E

everett464

Member
Joined
Apr 12, 2010
Messages
384
Location
Happy Valley
Those both look super simple; I will need some Orange something or the other for the Mack's Canyon, but what's another ten dollars on tying materials to add to the hundreds I have spent thus far.
 
T

Thuggin4Life

Well-known member
Joined
Apr 10, 2009
Messages
3,765
Location
Springfield, Oregon
Those look pretty good man. you gonna be getting a bigger rod here soon?
 
M

Markcanby

Well-known member
Joined
Jul 26, 2009
Messages
785
Location
Oregon
Those look great! I spent a couple hunderd on tools an mats an then found Ebay an haven't tied a fly since.
 
Irishrover

Irishrover

Moderator
Most Featured
Joined
Apr 30, 2008
Messages
2,093
Location
Ocean
Those are darn nice flies. Nothing like catching a fish on one of your own flies.
 
E

everett464

Member
Joined
Apr 12, 2010
Messages
384
Location
Happy Valley
Thanks for all the confidence boosts; let's hope the steelhead like them as well.

@ Thuggin: I picked up an eight weight last week, and I'm dying to pop it's cherry. Hopefully on one of these flies.
 
Y

Yohan

Member
Joined
Mar 9, 2008
Messages
119
Location
CO
Those will definitely catch steelhead. A little constructive criticism, trim back the wing so it is even with the point of the hook. To be honest I don't think the steelhead cares if you do or not, but it will look better and catch more fisherman. :D
 
S

steelhead_stalkers

Well-known member
Joined
Mar 4, 2009
Messages
1,185
Location
Eugene, Oregon
Good job! Its a great feeling catching a steelhead on something you created!
 
T

The Nothing

Member
Joined
May 11, 2008
Messages
420
Location
PDX
I've only thrown my flyrod once, and I still need a TON of work to get it right, but you guys sure put the itch in me.
 
J

joesnuffy

Active member
Joined
Oct 1, 2008
Messages
637
Location
Baker City, Oregon
If you need some help testing them I'll be fishing the Deschutes next week....... plenty of time for you to mail some to me :p
 
G

GDBrown

Well-known member
Joined
May 28, 2009
Messages
1,480
Location
Hillsboro, Oregon
Those look great! I spent a couple hunderd on tools an mats an then found Ebay an haven't tied a fly since.

That sounds real familiar! I've spent at least a hundred in the last year and have tied two egg patterns and that's it. I vow to repent and tie one more before the end of the year.

GD
 
E

everett464

Member
Joined
Apr 12, 2010
Messages
384
Location
Happy Valley
I've only thrown my flyrod once, and I still need a TON of work to get it right, but you guys sure put the itch in me.

I think fly fishing can be the most intimidating after your first time out. learning to cast can be somewhat unforgiving. Get yourself back out there. Where do you live?
 
M

meluvtrout

Active member
Joined
Aug 26, 2008
Messages
403
Those both look super simple; I will need some Orange something or the other for the Mack's Canyon, but what's another ten dollars on tying materials to add to the hundreds I have spent thus far.

That's exactly my point. :)
 
Top Bottom