This Spey Iron steelhead fly offers the blue/black hues that steelhead just seem to be incapable of ignoring. This is a silly statement, of course, because I have fished this fly over enough of chrome winter fish to know that they are capable of ignoring any and all flies on a given day/hour/moment.
That said, some great steelhead flies do incorporate blues and blacks and this is a bold profile un-weighted fly that is built to cast small, swim large, and draw fish that are willing enough to give it a go.
This is a fly that I would fish in water anywhere from a nice steelhead green to crystal clear.
Spey Iron Winter Steelhead Fly Series – Cold Blue Hammer
Hook: Alec Jackson Heavy Spey Irons #3 Nickel or bronze
Thread: Lagartun 95D Black
Tinsel Rib: Lagartun Oval gold, small
Pro Sportfisher Marble Fox Black edged with Pearl Krystal Flash
Body: Lagartun silver Mini Flat Braid
Body hackle: American Saddle Clump, blue dyed grizzly – narrow
Coq De Leon Feather
Wing: Ostrich, Black, and Blue Angel Hair