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    We know mayflies, caddis flies and midges. How well do you know your stoneflies? A well done article explaining one of my favorite patterns.

    Rolling Stones - American AnglerAmerican Angler

    Steelhead love them. I’ve had guys look at me cross eyed when they ask “whatcha hittin’ em on?” and I show them a size 4 Kauffman stone.

    Tie or buy them in bulk.


    “If I fished only to capture fish, my fishing trips would have ended long ago.”
    ~Zane Grey

    " . . . shouldn't a man stand on his own two feet and catch his own steelhead? Maybe put out some effort and find his own fish just for the fun of it?"
    ~Syd Glasso

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    Portland and Maupin, Oregon

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    When I read the title of this thread, I thought it was about stoning the pool. It's something I've read about but never done.

    I always laugh when I read steelhead nymphing vs swinging debates on the internet. Some of the early pioneers of west coast steel heading di both. Including the author of Dry Line Stteelhead, Bill McMillan. However, he did not use a strike indicator...

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    Thanks for the link flytie, I'll look into it further when I get home. Streamers on the river today.


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    I've never fished for Steelhead, but over the years have used stonefly nymph patterns often enough, particularly big ones. We assume a lot when we tie on any fly, that what we see is what we believe the fish may see. I've caught multiple species of fish on stonefly nymph & adult patterns even when not sure they even existed in the waters I was fishing. It doesn't matter to me as long as the fly is productive.

    Thanks for sharing that article!
    Remember, no one likes to be behind the big truck, but that's better than being under it!

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    Minnesota - Northern Driftless

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    They do work great along with x legs. I’ve caught many steelhead and salmon on stoneflies and nymphs for that matter.

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