Early October Rogue River Steelhead

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This fresh, Fall, upriver bright hit a orange bead head Brownbagger Stonefly Nymph.

Brownbagger

The orange egghead Brownbagger is the pattern to use now on the upper Rogue River.

There’s something about the spawning Chinook salmon and the effectiveness of hot orange egg patterns for Rogue River steelhead during October. Why not fish two flies in one pattern? The Brownbagger carries the look of the ever abundant river bottom stonefly nymphs.  That hot orange bead head is definitely an attraction as both color stimulant and salmon egg imitation. The Brownbagger is two flies in one…a stonefly nymph and an egg pattern.

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