A classic style hairwing with the traditional silhouette of thousands of steelhead flies. A subtle summer steelhead fly with a bit of accent color. For those times when somber is better.
Hook: Daiichi 2441 std. salmon iron or Model 7131 double, size #2-6
Thread: Hot orange
Tail: Dyed orange golden pheasant crest or soft hackle fibers
Rib: Oval copper, two strands twisted together into a rope
Body: Raccoon fur
Throat: Brown dyed grizzly
Wing: Raccoon hair
Sides: Jungle cock
Head: Hot orange
I enjoy swimming double hook flies in water where it is allowed, of course. They stay balanced and swim in an upright orientation most of the time. Plus, they’re just pretty cool to look at!