Red Headed Stepchild

Hogan Brown designed the Red Headed Stepchild to take the place of two general attractor nymphs; the Red Copper John and Red Headed Prince. The Red Headed Stepchild employs proven fish attracting elements like the color red and a flash back. Most important to the success of this fly is its accurate silhouette of a mayfly or small stonefly. He fishes this fly as a dropper behind bigger stoneflies or caddis pupae. The Stepchild has also worked well for steelhead when dropped off an egg pattern. He has had consistent success on rivers where fish get a lot of pressure from Pheasant Tail Flash Back, Red Copper Johns, and Red Head Princes. The Stepchild will perform in just about any fishing conditions, but it shines most at times where fish are not keyed on a specific hatch and are in an opportunistic feeding mode.

Hogan Brown - Stepchild Designer (from Idylwilde website)

• Dai-Riki #070 - Size 16
• 1/16" MFC Lucent Bead - Tungsten Red
• Ringneck Pheasant Center Tails - Natural
• UTC Ultra Thread 70 - Brown
• UTC Small Ultra Wire - Red
• UTC Medium Tinsel - Pearl
• Grizzly Krystal Flash - Black/Red

Big R Fly Shop
Martin Joergensen
Your rating: None Average: 1 (1 vote)

More videos by Big R Fly Shop

More videos with

Want to comment this page? Fill out the form below.
Only comments
in English
are accepted!

Comentarios en Ingles
solamente, por favor!

Your name Your email
Anonymize my information. Name and email will not be shown with comment.
Notify me on new comments to this article on the above email-address.
You don't have to comment to start or stop notifications.

All comments will be screened by the GFF staff before publication.
No HTML, images, ads or links, please - we do not publish such comments...
And only English language comments will be published.
Name and email is optional but recommended.
The email will be shown in a disguised form in the final comment to protect you against spam
You can see other public comments on this page