Classic Fly Pins For Wearing – $8.95 each (Ask about custom fly pins. Most fly pattern request accepted.)
An old pattern from the Penobscot River region of Maine. Originally intended for trout and landlocked salmon, the fly was found to be good for smallmouth and largemouth bass as well. Perhaps steelhead would fall for this fly too?
An adaptation of the Cain River series of flies, by C. Jim Pray of Eureka, California. This steelhead version was especially successful on the Klamath River. Originally tied for Atlantic salmon, the Cain River series was also good for trout and bass.
The Alaska Mary Ann fly pin is of a classic fly first tied in the 1920s by Frank Dufresne. The color scheme for the fly he derived from the red and white carved-ivory ice-fishing decoys that the native Eskimos made.
Rogue River Steelhead Flies for Hooking and Catching Them – $1.95 each (For standard hooks size 12 – 1/0.)
The Midnight Rainbow Carpetbagger Nymph. My all time favorite choice. An Ugly Bug varient representing a stonefly nymph.
Midnight Fire Carpetbagger also known as the “Magic Fly”
The Brownbagger. A Carpetbagger style nymph with brown body and orange bead. Very good fly.
The Gold Ribbed Hare’s Ear nymph is a good dropper fly. Add a beadhead and you have a great fly for the Rogue River.
The Brown Forked Tail. A good dropper fly that is generally called the Prince.
The Herniator. All copper version. Copper Diamond Braid, Krystal Flash and Bead Head.
The Silver Hilton originated around 1950 and bears some resemblance to the Skunk. The Silver Hilton is one of my favorite flies for swinging on the Rogue.
Another good steelhead pattern and one that originated in the 1930-1940 time period was the Skunk. The popular green butt variation remains widely used today.
Bill McMillan’s Steelhead Caddis, a good pattern for hot summer and fall days on the Rogue.
My Steelhead Caddis Emerger. Fish this “wisp” of a fly just like you would a Steelhead Caddis.
Intruder and Articulated Style Steelhead Patterns – $3.95 each
Purple and Black Intruder (Real Eyes or chain eyes)
Hot Pink Intruder (Real Eyes or bead chain eyes)