Friend of the shop, Mike Brooks, ties some of the most elegant flies we’ve ever seen. This pattern, originated by Syd Glasso, is an excellent traditional steelhead fly. Mike’s flies are on display in the Smithsonian.
Hook: Size 4-6 Tiemco up-eye steelhead hook
Thread: 6/0 hot orange
Tag: Flat silver tinsel
Tail: Golden pheasant breast feather
Body: Fluorescent fire orange floss
Dubbing: Hot orange seal fur
Hackle: Black, blue-eared pheasant feather
Wing: Golden pheasant breast feathers
Check out this tribute to Syd Glasso flies by our pal Stud Farnham.