Ok, this is not EXACTLY the original Signal Light steelhead fly pattern. This simplified, sparsely tied fly is one that displays the philosophy of my Steelhead Simplicity Series of flies. These flies are usually a little slimmer, a little sparser than the commercially offered flies. These flies catch summer steelhead. Dependably. Over and over, year after year.
Brace yourself, more of my summer steelhead fly adaptations will follow shortly.
Nicholas’ Signal Light
Hook: TMC 7999 #6
Butt: Glo Brite Floss, chartreuse and fucsia
Rib: Lagartun small oval silver tinsel
Body: STS Trilobal Dubbin, black
Collar: Whiting Hen Cape, natural black, short
Wing: Moose body, short, sparse