Solitude's Beadhead Lifter Steelhead Nymph #6
Big, Small, Fat, Long, Chrome, Red, Dime Bright, Boots... etc. This fly will catch everything. It is an egg pattern at heart but the fish seem to pick it up on the swing up a lot after dead drifting it behind a strike indicator. It works especially well on rivers where spawning salmon are present. We fish it downstream of spawning salmon on the Klickitat, Methow, and Wenatchee Rivers and find that steelhead eat this fly quite well in that situation. It also works great for trout, Dollies, and is especially effective in the trout rivers of Alaska and B.C.