Bug Building Time
As the weather in the Great Lakes region continues to have everyone on house arrest, it’s a good time to make sure that the steelhead bug boxes are well stocked and at the ready. Soon the salmon eggs that were distributed through West Michigan rivers a few months back will begin to mature and eventually hatch into salmon fry. This event typically turns into a feeding frenzy for both resident trout and migratory steelhead that have been in the watersheds all winter long.
BBC Fry Hook: Size 10 2x strong Nymph Body: Senyo’s Lazer Dub (Minnow Belly), 3 fibers of Gadwall tied on both sides of the body, Egg Yarn (form egg sack on underneath side), Prism Eyes
This is a very quick and easy tie – fishes very well when salmon fry are beginning to hatch and mature. Target slower eddies and soft seams where fry tend to congregate.