Scott Howell is an innovative guy. When it comes to fly fishing for steelhead, and we mean swinging flies for chrome, Scott is a solid mass of creativity and persistence. His imaginative exploration of the world of steelhead fly fishing includes development of cutting edge fly patterns as well as fishing and casting techniques.
The Squidro Fly is but one example of the signature Scott Howell Steelhead Mojo we have come to admire. This is a fly that pushes the boundaries between the feathered world of the traditional steelhead fly and the arcane rubberized world of the Bass Danglers. (Anglers who dangle are Danglers, duh).
In this tutorial, Jay Nicholas shares his observations on the composition of a Squidro fly. Keep in mind, that he had never seen one of these flies until I asked him to work on these videos. Weeks later, Jay emerged from his den, eyes all blinkey-eyed, and said he was ready to begin shooting videos. This is the first in our Squidro video series. Jay and I hope you find something interesting and a few helpful tips to ease your journey down the path of rubber legged flies.
Expect two more posts on the Caddis Fly Blog with hands-on details of our Squidro adventures, from shanks, attaching stinger hooks, dubbing materials, how to secure shanks while tying the Squidro, types and colors of rubber legs, and start-to-finish videos showing three different Squidro Flies.