This is my go-to pattern for Steelhead on Great Lakes tributaries. This pattern, in this colour is responsible for most of the fish I’ve landed in the 2012/2013 season. I based this pattern off of Greg Senyo’s JawBreaker and you’ll notice that most of my flies are based off Senyo’s designs (He’s Amazing!).
I fish this fly with a stinger hook that hangs just past the tail.
MATERIALS LIST IS BELOW!
This is a great fly for spring time Steelhead that are chomping down on eggs and fry. Due to the design, it is effective as both swung or drifted under an indicator, making it a great choice for a switch rod and in smaller tributaries. Based on a Greg Senyo pattern.
Heritage Angling Products Tube (1.8mm mated with 3.0mm)
Red Thread (Any will do)
8mm Trout Bead (Hole drilled to 2mm)
Deer Creek UV Resins (Flex to mate the tubing, Hard to form the head)
Deer Creek Gator Eyes
Hareline UV Ice Dub (Pink)
Hareline Senyo's Laser Dub (Grey)
Red and Green Brush Tip Markers