The Breaking Skein Glitter Fly is a Crystal Meth variant created by Joe Montello. I first learned of the fly in John Nagy’s book Steelhead Guide. If you haven’t read it, Steelhead Guide is loaded with productive steelhead fly patterns. Although its focus is on Erie tribs, I can tell you that the Ontario steelhead like the Erie flies just fine.
I’ve changed a few things from the original recipe; you can see what I use in the video. Here are Joe’s original specs:
Hook: Mustad 3366 size 12
Thread: UNI peach 6/0.
Tail: 3 strands pearl Krystal Flash
Body: Fluorescent orange or pearl sparkle braid ribbed with regular white Estaz between each loop of sparkle braid
Breaking Skein Glitter Fly Rogues’ Gallery: