Hoody’s Hanger

After many years of skating dry flies for steelhead, Hoody found that tying his skaters on a 60° hook had the most success. The fly skates, pops and gurgles, making it hard for fish to resist. The Hanger is easy to cast and will pop well due to the tail end of the fly being weighed down by the hook. This keeps the legs down and the foam up for that iconic pop. Greatest of all are most of the fish hooked on the 60° jig hook are landed. Black and blue for those early morning dawn patrols and over cast days, orange for bright fish, and white for that 12 O’clock lunch fish when everyone’s taking a nap.

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Brett’s Dry Flies

Brett Jensen considers the Klamath his home river, and it is the Klamath that has been the inspiration for many of his summer and fall steelhead patterns. He ties his patterns with attention to materials that not only give his flies a look, but lets them perform as designed when fished. Learn more about Brett Jensen…

Brett’s Klamath Skaters, sizes 5-7. Brett’s Obie Skaters, size 1. Klamath Caddis, sizes 4-6. Click on any fly to enlarge.

Mouse Flies

Mouse Flies, available in sizes 2 through 4.

Big trout like a big meal. Mouse patterns can be one of the most effective big trout flies.  These patterns tend to be large and noisy to catch a trout’s attention and can often entice big trout, who are reluctant to chase the typical offerings. Tied with buoyant materials, it is hard to sink these flies. Our mouse flies are rigged with either a size 2 or size 4 AquaTalon hook.

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After Dinner Mint

Mark Noble’s After Dinner Mint is available in sizes 2 through 6. Whether skating dry flies for steelhead or fishing this fly wet, it is an effective pattern.

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Deer Hair Dry Flies

  • • Wulff Bombers are available in sizes 2 through 6
  • • Cigar Tubes are 1/2-inch or 3/4-inch
  • • Foam Wog is size 1/0
  • • Muddler Minnows are available in sizes 4 through 12
  • • Green Machines are available in sizes 6 through 10

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Riffle Hitch Tubes

A very subtle v-wake makes this fly ideal for shallow slick water. It’s a concept that is popular in Iceland and Eastern Canada for Atlantic Salmon. A hole is drilled on each side of the tube so the fly can be hitched for fishing either left or right current. Our Riffle Hitch Tubes come with a Gamakatsu Iseama Twist hook.

October Caddis, available in 5/8-inch or 3/4-inch. Click to enlarge.

More than hope at the end of your line

skating dry flies for steelhead