Carpetbagger Stonefly Nymph (A steelhead pattern for the Rogue River.)

All steelhead will go for the Carpetbagger.

Magic Fly Video

A video on the tieing of the Carpetbagger. This is the version Wayne Van Burger calls  “The Magic Fly” made of the Midnight Fire color chenille. My own favorite flavor is the Midnight Rainbow Carpetbagger. The orange beadhead Brownbagger comes into it’s own during the cold winter and spring months. For those that can tie, have fun. For those that don’t want to tie their own, visit my About Page for viewing of the Carpetbagger patterns available from me.

Upper Rogue River Catch and Release 2/17/12

Before the rain.

Rogue River Winter Steelhead-February The river is dropping into good shape.

A Carpetbagger Fly found this fresh Rogue River winter steelhead.

The upper Rogue River is dropping into good shape for flyfishing steelhead. I found this hatchery hen with a Midnight Fire Carpetbagger Nymph. Rogue River winter steelhead looking bright and clean.