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.IMG_0267

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.


5 responses

  1. very cool! Congrats Guys. Can’t wait to see some awesomeness in here!
    Tight Lines,


    January 23, 2014 at 2:07 pm

    • Thanks Koz! I enjoy your work on True North Trout – keep it up!


      January 23, 2014 at 8:13 pm

  2. Good looking bugs! I like this idea. I will definitely be tying some of these up. Thanks!


    January 23, 2014 at 2:52 pm

    • Thanks John – simple and effective is my type of tie.


      January 23, 2014 at 8:14 pm

  3. Looking forward to the blog …


    January 23, 2014 at 3:01 pm

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