Steve Culton’s Countermeasure featured in On The Water’s “Guide Flies”

The Countermeasure, my favorite smallmouth bass bug, is the featured pattern in Tony Lolli’s “Guide Flies” column. It’s in the current (April 2020) issue of On The Water. Here’s a link to my original post on the Countermeasure. For bonus material, you’ve got a photo of the column and a pdf. Please support fishing magazines and writers by reading and subscribing. Without readers like you, we are nothing.



5 comments on “Steve Culton’s Countermeasure featured in On The Water’s “Guide Flies”

  1. William J Owens says:

    I am a Project Lead in a Healing Waters group, which teaches disabled veterans fly fishing. I saw your original post and taught my group the Counter Measure fly. It was one of their favorite flies. It gave them practice on a number of techniques. We have not had a chance to try them yet but, will try them soon. I also teach other patterns from your site. Thanks!

  2. […] were brought to hand on deerhair head topwater flies. My first smallie of the year came on a Countermeasure. That seems […]

  3. […] but not least, I recently shot footage for a step-by-step video on the Countermeasure. Just gotta edit and do voiceover. Coming […]

  4. […] Here you can watch the tying video (below); see the original post/recipe; and read the Guide Flies feature piece from On The Water magazine. In case you’re new to this pattern, the Countermeasure is a riff […]

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