This is going to be a quick post for a relatively quick winter steelhead tube Intruder. I tie this fly in about 12 minutes and it catches steelhead.
Tube: 40/40 ProSportfisher tube
butt: Chartreuse Ice dub
Rear Post: Kingfisher Blue Schlappen tied in by tip
Body: Fl Blue Lagartun Carded Flat Braid
Shoulder Post Prop: Prosportfisher Marble Fox Blue
Motion: Black Ostrich tied in all around
Flash: Lateral Scale (two strands each side)
Wing: Blue Dyed Grizzly Saddle
Collar hackle: Black Schlappen
Dumbell Eyes: Hareline Double Pupil Dumbell Eyes
This is a very effective steelhead tube fly that may be tied basically as shown with the option of making it more or less fancy and in different color phases. This is a blue/black color but I have fished this fly with success in Red/black and a pink hue also.
I hope you find this a little useful as you approach your fly bench in the next few weeks.
Jay Nicholas – December 2016