Warmer temperatures in the Willamette Valley have brought out some Stoneflies of late. The McKenzie and Willamette do not get a concentrated “mega hatch” like the Deschutes and the Madison but we do get some Salmon Fly Adults bombing around in Spring and Early Summer.
In this video Barrett demonstrates how to tie one of Idylwilde Flies best selling Salmon Fly adult patterns, the Teranasty Salmon. The pattern is great for the Deschutes during the Salmon Fly Hatch. It is also very useful for a high floating dry fly to use as an indicator fly with a nymph underneath it any where in the West. Barrett has added a slight twist “as he tends to do” with the Norm Woods Para Post material from Hareline Dubbin as the underwing.
Locally we get Salmon Flies sporadically through the Summer. Who could let one of these floating mattresses drift by without at least having a look.
Terranasty Salmon Fly
Hook: TMC 200R or Daiichi 1270 # 6-10
Thread: Lagartun 150 D Black
Tail: Black Goose Biots
Body: Hareline 2mm Foam Orange
Underwing: Hareline ParaPost Norm Woods
OverWing: Elk Hair
Legs: Black Round Rubber Legs
Antennae: Black Goose Biots