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Fly Pattern of the Month: February 2016

As a follow up to last month’s time consuming yet incredibly shrimpy Prawn Solo pattern, I thought I’d share a very straight forward, efficient and very effective everyday steelhead pattern that fills a box in my arsenal. The Simple Sucka is your typical egg-sucking variety of fly and covers a number of bases that I […]

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Fly Pattern of the Month: January 2016

I have been tying some variation of this wonderful prawn pattern for the past decade and have been really pleased with its latest incarnation. The Prawn Solo remains a confidence fly for me when pursuing big wild steelhead throughout the Northwest during winter and spring. When the water is a little higher and has that […]

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Fly Pattern of the Month: December 2015

Jerry Wells was a long time fixture at H&H Outfitters in Bellingham and long before our humble little shop came on the scene, Jerry was your local go to guy for all things fly fishing. If you know Jerry, you know his Pink Shrimp. Originally introduced to the world beyond Whatcom in Trey Comb’s classic […]

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Fly Pattern of the Month: November 2015

The Manhatten Beach is patterned after the Alaskabou series of salmon and steelhead flies developed by George Cook while guiding in Alaska during the 80’s. It is a style of fly, more so than a specific pattern and the color schemes and variations are nearly endless. November is traditionally chum salmon month around the Northwest […]

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Fly Pattern of the Month: October 2015

The spectrum of traditional and contemporary steelhead patterns runs rich with brilliant neons, contrasting dark tones dressed in flashy tinsels and wiggly parts. These catch plenty of fish and certainly more fishermen. Bob Arnold’s Spade is about as ratty and drab a steelhead fly you’ll find. While the Spade was originated on the NF Stilly […]

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Fly Pattern of the Month: September 2015

This month’s pattern is Brandon’s 12th Man and as any ardent Seahawks fan will know, derives its name from the signature blue and green color scheme. It’s hard to beat a 3″ Clouser for plying the North Sound beaches for late summer and fall coho salmon. We prefer to tie them stinger style using Craft […]

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Fly Pattern: Pink Hot Shot Comet

Fly Pattern of the Month: August 2015

The Comet style of fly was originated decades ago in Northern California as what proved to be a very effective pattern for salmon.

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