Prime Steelhead season has arrived in the Pacific Northwest. While we love to swing and skate flies for Steelhead, there are times when necessity calls and nymphing for them can be very effective. In this video Barrett demonstrates how to tie a “buggy”, “rubbery”, nymph with Hareline’s newest heavy bead, the Rainbow Hued Plummeting Tungsten Bead. We have expanded our bead collection of late and the Rainbow Bead is one of the many colored offerings.
This fly is effective on the Rogue, Deschutes, McKenzie and Willamette. Fish it “nymph style” under a Thingamabobber and couple it with an egg pattern when spawning Chinook Salmon are present.
Plummeting Steelhead Nymph
Hook: TMC 5263, 2457 or Daiichi 1720
Bead: Rainbow Hued Plummeting Tungsten
Thread: Lagartun 150D
Antennae: Fine Grizzly Rubber Legs
Tail: Fine Grizzly Rubber Legs
Rib: Med Ultra Wire
Body: Ice Dub Black Peacock
Wing: UV Chewee Skin UV Black
Thorax: UV Purple Ice Dub
Legs: Fine Grizzly Rubber legs