February First Steelhead on the Prince Nymph

After a hard January, finally some fishable conditions on the Rogue River as February arrives. This may be a little window of opportunity and today was a good day to take advantage of it. Summer or fall steelhead, I don’t know, but this little hen was a fun, spunky catch. Still awaiting that first true winter steelhead on the upper Rogue River of Oregon.

Marabou Spey Patterns

A swinging fly for the Spey rod sporting golden pheasant and marabou wrapped Spey style.

No name for this Spey pattern yet, but I decided to do another with a little hotter color combination. The recipe remains the same. The tail and butt section remain pheasant, but this time it is the red of the golden pheasant flank. The balance of the body is yellow, orange and red marabou wrapped Spey style. The collar is of a golden pheasant tippet. The fly is winged with a couple goose wing feather strips.