Santa’s Little Helper is fashioned from a Christmas theme Atlantic salmon fly pattern I came up with several years past. Though it’s never caught a salmon that I know of I’m certainly sure it could. The gold brooch fly pin copy certainly will not hook a salmon. It surely will fetch some glances and admiring comments when displayed on hat or coat.
Santa’s Little Helper displays warm Christmas colors.
I just hope it fetches some Christmas Cheer. Merry Christmas to all!
The steelhead bite has been super slow the later part of this month. Teri and I found a couple to play Saturday afternoon on two low-water floats. One came unglued, but the second steelhead came to net during the warm moments of the late evening sunset. The fly was a small Pheasant & Hare.
Took a while to find a upper Rogue River summer steelhead, but that I did. In the waning hours of the afternoon the pull came to a single Prince Nymph. Though I had fished several other promising runs earlier, this was the only water that gave up a fish. Surprising that what with the good, number of Fall Chinook salmon that were showing in this same water during the late light of the sunset.