Published Feb 7. 2020 - 4 years ago

Trout Spey Intruder

How To Tie A Trout Spey Intruder - a quick and easy Mini Trout Intruder Streamer Fly. Trout Spey Fly Tying tutorial.
The intruder fly was popularized by Pacific Northwest steelhead anglers and mini or micro intruders are becoming very popular among trout spey anglers and fly tiers. Not only are these Mini Intruders easy to tie, they are also very effective at catching trout.

The larger profile, yet minimal design allows for easier casting than more bulky trout spey streamers.

The materials we used in this fly can be swapped out for your favorite intruder materials. We love greens, blacks, browns and whites for tying this pattern. We also suggest the use of some weight at the front of the head if your fishing conditions demand the use of weighted flies.

I happened to us a lot of Pheasant materials for this fly, but substitutes will still make this fly a great one for swinging for trout. You can also use a forward hackle at the very end to protect the marabou and add even more water pushing characteristics.

Tight Lines!

Hook Shank: Umpqua 25 mm Waddington Shank
Trailer Material: Senyo's Intruder Wire for Hooks Larger Than Size 6
Trailer Hook: Owner Mosquito Hook #4
Thread: Uni 6/0 Black
Rear Bump Material: Wapsi Angora Goat Yellow
Rear Hackle: Pheasant Rump - Spey Hackle
Rubber Legs: Wapsi Sili Legs Pumpkin Barred
Body: Hareline Cactus Chenile - Medium Black
Front Shoulder Hackle: Mallard Flank - Gold
Front Main Station/Body: Pheasant "Marabou" or Small Marabou Brown
Head Cement: Sally Hansen Hard as Nails


ABOUT: In this video David Lisi from Cooper Landing Fishing Guide, LLC shares a Trout Spey Intruder that requires very few fly tying materials, is easy and fun to tie and is also effective for scandi or skagit fishing for trout. Watch this video to learn a great streamer pattern for trout known as a mini intruder or micro intruder!

Martin Joergensen

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