Some down time January 05 2016, 0 Comments

Well, it’s been a long time between blog posts. Plenty going on with the store, and we’ve neglected this space. Watch the website, Facebook, Pinterest, and perhaps even Instagram for added new products for 2016!!

With things slowing down and the winter in the northern hemisphere upon us, it’s as good a time as any to tie up a few winter steelhead patterns. To be honest, these are just fun to tie, regardless of whether or not you’re even going to fish them.

When tying these patterns, I like to use a combination of known, tried and tested patterns, as well as things that don’t look like any other patterns out there. When the water gets pressured, showing them something they’ve never seen before can really work. And you have little to lose at that point.

In saying that, confidence is key to steelhead fishing, particularly in the winter. You have to truly believe the next cast will be THE cast. And you have to truly believe you have the right fly on. With that, I give you our version of the Lady Gaga, aka the Twiggy Gaga. It’s a proven pattern and a confidence fly under most medium to high water conditions in winter. Hell, even low water if tied a little more sparsely.  They take awhile to tie, so tie them on a tube and they’ll last a bit longer.