Steelhead Spyder














Really just the front half of an Intruder, when I want something a little more subtle for low and/or clear water or small streams.

Tube- Various length copper tubes, depending on desired weight/sink rate.

Body- Micro braid

Thorax- Arctic fox, sun in a dubbing loop and brushed out

First Hackle- Ostrich spun in a dubbing loop. I like to mix two colors, olive/orange, black/blue/, black/purple, pink/white.

Second hackle- schlappen

Third hackle- dyed Guinea Hen

A cone head or monster cone can be used to increase sink rate and/or increase the turbulence around the fly, causing more flutter and movement of the feathers.

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