Steelhead Bugger Fly Pattern

Steelhead Bugger Fly Pattern

Steelhead Bugger Fly Pattern

Hook – Daiichi 1530
Size – #6-#10
Thread – black
Weight – optional
Tail – black marabou with spigs of krystal flash
Body – peacock herl
Hackle – furnace colored saddle, palmered

Comment – A great steelhead and salmon fly summer, fall, and spring. It can represent the large Pternarcy Stonefly that is active in many of Michigan streams. Although salmon do not actively feed when they enter streams, they still will take nymphs going through their beds either out of curiosity, instinct, or aggression. Steelhead seem to go for the blue krystal flash while salmon like red and chartreuse. Blue is also a good color for kings, however fish these in the runs and pools for fall steelheads with an egg fly dropper. Thanks to Robert Kovich for this fly.

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