Summer Steelhead Boss Series Fly Tying Videos with Jay Nicholas

Jay Nicholas and I sat down and filmed around 40 seperate fly tying videos earlier this summer. The following set includes 9 flies, all variations of Jay’s Summer Steelhead Boss. The Boss Fly has been around for a long, long time and is responsible for many steelhead coming to hand. In each one of these videos Jay discusses attributes of flies, feathers, hooks, hackles and more. The Boss is a simple to tie, simple to fish fly that has a place in Northwest Steelhead and Salmon anglers boxes. All of the videos demonstrate how to tie the same basic pattern, but during each take Jay expounds upon various fishing and fly tying techniques related to the Boss Fly Pattern. Enjoy–CD

Summer Steelhead Boss Flourecent Orange and Black and Red Black

Summer Steelhead Boss Mini Flat Braid Chartreuse and Flourecent Orange

Summer Steelhead Boss Claret and Black and Purple Black

Summer Steelhead Boss Light Blue and Grizzly Dyed Blue

Summer Steelhead Boss Black and Red

Jay’s Summer Steelhead Boss

Hook: TMC 700 Size 2-6
Thread: Lagartun 95D Thread Black
Tail: Black Bucktail
Flash in Tail: Mirage Krystal Flash Three strands
Body: Lagartun Mini Flat Braid, Silver, Chartreuse, Hot Orange, other variations also work
Thorax: Black Medium Chenille
Hackle: Saddle, Schlappen, Dyed Grizzly, Metz Soft Hackle as other variations

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4 Responses to Summer Steelhead Boss Series Fly Tying Videos with Jay Nicholas

  1. Two dogs says:

    Gee, Jay, really great flies. Great work and all……too bad you don’t like soccer, too. Maybe you’d get more comments. Thanks again for the great effort in putting these together.

  2. Rob R says:

    We love your videos, too, Jay.

  3. slint says:

    Great looking flies. They look like the long tailed shrimp and cascade patterns for atlantic salmon. Beautiful.

    That said… soccer does seem beautiful.

  4. Travis says:

    Thanks Jay, great simple fly, that is very effective for me in early season. Here in Northern California with low clear water and little flow, it brings the steelies to the bank! Thank you very much…. By the way, love the videos!!!

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