Found this fresh fall steelhead in a good high water run on the upper Rogue River. Recent showers have swollen the flow of the river, but the water remains clear. The fly was one of my new stonefly nymph patterns, the “au natural Carpetbagger Nymph.”
Green Butt Skunk – A real classic tied on a gold fly pin hook.
All steelhead fly fishermen recognize the classic Green Butt Skunk steelhead wet fly. Celebrate the season with the pattern tied on a gold brooch hat pin.
Hatchery Heft like the Orange Bead Head Brownbagger Stonefly Nymph.
Yarn flies, slight wisp of orange, fished off a Carpetbagger Stonefly Nymph work well now.
Sometimes called “Oh dark oh thirty”, arriving early in the November gloom and mist can pay dividents on the Rogue River, of Oregon.