Mike Brooks fly tying video: Syd Glasso Quillayute

Friend of the shop, Mike Brooks, ties some of the most elegant flies we’ve ever seen. This pattern, originated by Syd Glasso, is an excellent traditional steelhead fly. Mike’s flies are on display in the Smithsonian.

Hook: Size 4-6 Tiemco up-eye steelhead hook
Thread: 6/0 hot orange
Tag: Flat silver tinsel
Tail: Golden pheasant breast feather
Body: Fluorescent fire orange floss
Dubbing: Hot orange seal fur
Hackle: Black, blue-eared pheasant feather
Wing: Golden pheasant breast feathers
Hackle: Teal

Mike Brooks' flies

Check out this tribute to Syd Glasso flies by our pal Stud Farnham.

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7 Responses to Mike Brooks fly tying video: Syd Glasso Quillayute

  1. Sasquatch says:

    A lovely classic tie.
    Simple is best.


  2. glenn scott says:

    where is this fly used.

  3. Oregon Fly Fishing Blog says:

    Steelhead fishing anywhere really

  4. jeri kung says:

    I hope I did it right the first time but here goes once more…I own three of syds’ flies they are in frames with info on 2 and signed by syd…

  5. vince glasso says:

    noticed this website- my grandfather did some interesting work- was a teacher in forks, wa. for many yrs. An avid fisherman and created some unique/traditional flies. Just curious who is person who has some of his flies signed by him .. in frames? He used them to fish salmon, steelhead , and…. at different times of the year, as far as I know. It was the art ! of creating a perfect lure… am so curious if someone has some of his work that wasn’t thrown in the water and caught a fish…. who is jeri kung? from oct. 28, 2012. forgive me, if off-topic.

  6. Alan Yuodsnukis says:

    The Qiullayute is a beautiful fly….but, according to Dave McNeese who knew both Dick Wentworth and Syd Glasso very well, it was originated by Wentworth, not Glasso.


  7. Randy Taylor says:

    Dick Wentworth of Forks, Washington designed the Quillayute

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