Published Jan 13. 2020 - 6 months ago
Updated or edited Jan 13. 2020

Wombat Variant

The Wombat is a steelhead fly built for movement and can be tailored in a number of ways to suit the angler. Originating from Alaska fishing guide Brian Kite aka "Wombat", the fly can be tied in any number of colors. The orange and red, blue and black, and pink and purple variations are a few of the favorites I tie for clients. Noted steelheader George Cook referred to the fly as Gob O'eggs.

If you need to change the weight of the fly, change out the material used for the eyes. For lighter flies, slower finking, slower water, use bead chain. For faster sinking in quick running water lead eyes can be used. We use brass in the pattern today, a medium sinking material.

Wombat Variant Steelhead Fly pattern Recipe

Hook: 30mm shank w/ octopus #2
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=928yL1gK1RU
Eyes: Black 4mm Groovy Eyes
Thread: Fire Orange 6/0 140d
Body: Silver flat braid
Shoulder: Orange Estaz standard
Shoulder: Orange schlappen
Wing 1: Orange marabou
Flash: Pearl Flashabou
Wing 2: Red marabou
Collar: Red Guinea fowl
Head: Orange Ice Dubbing

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Vise: Griffin Montana Mongoose

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