I use weight or lead heads or both, I always need weight. If you fish Steelhead, I call them trout because we only have rainbow trout here. Depending on how close you are fishing to the ocean they can all be sea run or steelhead like trout.
It took a while but this is one of a set of wire body flies I have made for getting down a little better. Like all the others it needs a name so I gave it one.
Beowulf - copper body;
Hook: Jackson spey 1.5 bronze
Thread: Black 0/8
Tag: Vintage gold sunrise tinsel, very gold & wide
Tip: Black floss
Tail: Short golden pheasant crest
Butt: Black ostrich
Body: Rear medium copper wire; Front peacock herl ribbed with grizzly hackle
Wing: Matched sections of a golden pheasant tail feather
Collar: Hereon gray burnt spey tied back, short for low water or full for standard tie.
Here is another from the same family, looks similar but there are significant differences in the dressing