A quick session to tune up the old indicator nymphing skills. Water was 255cfs, low for this time of year, and leaves (mostly oak) were a factor. Only fished for 90 minutes, and managed a big, fat rainbow with a wide pink band that, in true steelhead fashion, refused to come quietly to net. Taken on a Hare’s Ear and SLF bead head fuzzy nymph, size 12.
Baron von Chunkenstein. The indicator goes down, the rod tip goes up, and madness ensues.
I searched all over your wet flies webpages. What is the SLF bead head fuzzy nymph?
Sorry for the delayed response. It’s basically a Hare’s Ear abdomen with an SLF thorax. All dubbed spiky and buggy. Some partridge or coq de leon fibers for a tail and a bead head color of your choice. 🙂
Sweet looking rainbow. When I do finally retire, I can get up with you. Love the blog and articles.
Thanks, Al. I was away, but now I’m back, and hope to have a report up soon.