Published Jul 6. 2017 - 5 years ago
Updated or edited Jul 7. 2017

Surgeon General

This is a variation on the Skunk that was originated by Del Copper. It's been a proven fish catcher on the Pacific North West steelhead rivers and also been good with sea-run cutthroat trout. This pattern comes from the Flies of the Northwest book put together by the Inland Empire Fly Fishing Club

1986 edition
1998 edition

Surgeon General Steelhead Fly Recipe

Hook: Steelhead Nymph hook #2-10
Thread: Black 6/0
Tag: #10 silver flat tinsel
Tail: Red schlappen
Rib: Silver oval tinsel
Body: Purple seal dubbing
Wing: White polar bear
Collar: Red hackle
Head: Black thread


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