Flies Along the Salmon River
The steelhead and browns of the Salmon River in New York were tuned into two fly designs during the time I was fishing there. One was the Steelhead Flea. Amazing simple in design, it was amazingly effective, too. The other was the Roe Bug—basically an easy egg with a veil. On the first day, we fished a Roe Bug in chartreuse, and the steelies went crazy for it. The second day we used an Oregon Cheese color Roe Bug, and hit a few nice fish early on. Then we started using the Steelhead Flea, and found one fish after another. Mike took his big king on a size 12 Steelhead Flea, and I took my big steelhead on one, too.