09-21-2012, 01:19 PM
Re: great lakes fall steelhead fly/egg patterns suggestions?
Sizes and patterns will vary depending on which of the GL's you're fishing but here's a general list to kick off the conversation. I usually have these flies tied in the 12-16 hook size, and some micro eggs on 18's. #14 is my "go to" size. Have a variety of colors of each pattern and size. More subdued colors for clear water, hot colors for stained water is the general rule of thumb. Somedays you need to throw logic out the window and experiment. Many of those fish usually see a lot of flies, so a varying your offering is often a differentiator.
Krystal Meth/Krystal Spawn
I haven't done well on them, but the hot glue eggs (cluster or single) or the Montana Fly Co's soft eggs seem to be popular with others.
As for other flies, Princes, Leeches, PT's Hare's Ear's, Stones, Buggers, and whatever kind of other streamers you're into.
Mentioning which areas in the GL's you are fishing might yield more pertinent information.
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