Published Feb 8. 2018 - 1 week ago
Updated or edited Feb 9. 2018

Salmon River Flea aka the Steelhead Flea

The Salmon River Flea a.k.a. the Steelhead Flea is a really simple but effective pattern for fishing the large salmonids that occupy the 13 miles of New York's Salmon River. The pattern calls for Poly Yarn, but I will often substitute it for Ep Fiber or Congo Hair.
The fly is one you can pull out when nothing else seems to be getting a look. It'll save you from a skunk day. The fly is good for King Salmon, Coho Salmon, Brown trout and both strains of the steelhead (Washington and the Skamania) that call the river home for a while.

Salmon River Flea
Hook: Mustad S82-3906B #8-12
Thread: Fl. fire orange (140d)
Tail / Wing: White Poly yarn
Body: Medium chenille

Body colors: Pink, red, orange, yellow, chartreuse

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