Another fly in the series of “Semi,” “Almost,’” and “Nearly’” Intruders produced as videos for the Oregon Fly Fishing Blog. I am assured by my Alaska & BC expert friends that this is a good fly to swing for kings. Personally, I have caught kings in Oregon Estuaries on a fly very similar to this one.
The fly features an OPST Shank, and some of the EP brushes like the Sommerlatte’s Brush, plus liberal amounts of Extra Select marabou hackle. The colors are right and the size is right and it looks like a great bit Popsicle, right?
Reader/viewers who might like a solid reference to tying Intruders that meet my silly and self-imposed requirements may explore Intruder Essentials (foreword by Trey Combs). The book is potentially available from your hometown Fly Shop, by calling the Caddis Fly Shop, or on Amazon Books.
If you view this video, you will see a really nice Chinook salmon fly that most people would be perfectly content to call an Intruder.
Eyes: Ballzleyes, large
Wire: Senyo’s Intruder Wire
Hook: Gamakatsu Octopus
Butt: EP Minnow Head Brush, Shaded Chartreuse
Butt topping: Black Ostrich
Butt topping: Grizzly Flutter Legs, Chartreuse
Butt Flash: Mirage Lateral Scale
Body: Flat Diamond Braid, Chartreuse
Thorax Base: EP Minnow Head Brush, Shaded Chartreuse
Thorax: Extra Select Chartreuse Marabou
Thorax: Extra Select Kingfisher Blue Marabou
Thorax enhancer: Black Ostrich topping over wing
Thorax enhancer: Mirage Lateral Scale
Wings: Blue grizzly saddle feathers (call or email shop for availability)
Head finish: EP Sommerlatte’s Brush, Red & Black