Cummings Steelhead Pattern

The Cummings Steelhead Pattern is a classic fly developed by Ward Cummings and Clarence Gordon in the 1930s. The fly was, and still is a favorite on the North Umpqua River and many Southern Oregon and Northern California Steelhead streams. The version in this video utilizes a couple of the modern and available materials that do a great job of matching the often difficult to find Claret color of body and dubbing. STS trilobal claret and Metz Hatchery Soft hackle are a beautifully dyed claret and work well on the Cummings and other patterns.–CD

Tony's Cummings

Cummings Steelhead Pattern

Hook: Alec Jackson Steelhead Irons 3,5,7
Thread: Danville 6/0 Black
Tag: Gold Oval Lagartun Med
Rib: Gold Oval Lagartun Med
Body: 1/2 Yellow Uni Floss 1/2 Claret STS Trilobal Dub
Hackle: Metz Hatchery Soft Hackle Claret
Wing: N. Bucktail Natural

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2 Responses to Cummings Steelhead Pattern

  1. Fishkamp says:

    that is a nice fish catching fly.

  2. Fishkamp says:

    a fishy fly you might say

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