Traditional Summer Flies

The traditional summer steelhead flies were developed on the fabled rivers of the Pacific Northwest, such as the Umpqua, Deschutes, and the Rogue. Our traditional summer steelhead flies are tied on a black nickel, up-turned eye, salmon hook. Special orders can be tied on Gamakatsu, Daiichi, or Maruto hooks. Sizes available: 2 through 10, varying by pattern.

Click on any fly below for a larger view and description.

Jon’s Motion Prawn

These Motion Prawns were designed by Jon Ingi Agustsson in 2002. The Motion Prawn was one of the first steelhead flies to use craft fur, which had been used for some time in saltwater flies. The MP incorporates a bead bedded behind the head, giving the fly a great balance or jigging action, depending on retrieve. The MP has gathered a small but loyal following over the past decade amongst steelheaders in the Northwest. Available in sizes 1/0 through 4.

Click on any fly below for a larger view and description.

Hareball Leech

The Hareball Leech is a popular rabbit streamer for all species of salmon and steelhead. With our fluorescent intruder eyes, this fly sinks fast and shows up well in the water. Available in size 1/0.

Click on any fly below for a larger view and description.

Starlight Leech

The Starlight Leech takes all the key features from traditional bugger, strip leech and a jig. This heavy fly swims and jigs to get trout, salmon and steelhead to attack. Available in size 2.

Click on a fly below for larger view and description.

Dolly Llama

NEW

The Dolly Llama is one of the better flies to use in Alaska for trout and salmon. The rabbit strip has a lot of action while the brass cone helps the fly get down. The Dolly Llama can be swung, jigged or stripped. Available rigged with a size 2 or 4 hook. Size 2 DL has a 6.5 mm brass cone. Size 4 has a slimmer rabbit strip and a 6.3 mm brass cone.

Click on a fly below for larger view and description.

Alaskabou

The Alaskabou series of flies is well known for catching salmon and steelhead from California to Alaska. The most popular in the series being the Popsicle. Tied using marabou and Krystal Flash, this fly is very enticing to a fish with a bunch of movement and bright colors. Our Alaskabou flies are tied on a size 1 ordinal salmon hook, heavy enough wire to handle just about any size fish.

Click on a fly below for larger view and description.

Hot Shot Comet

Here’s an old classic with a twist. This fly lights up with a fluorescent tail and holographic color. It is a proven winner on chinook salmon, winter steelhead, and high water summer steelhead. Available in size 2.

Click on any fly below for a larger view and description.

Boss & Comet

Available in sizes 4 through 10. Click on any fly below for a larger view and description.

Taking Tradition Up a Notch