This is a fly that could be fished on the swing for steelhead and salmon year round using anything from a Skagit head and a heavy sink tip to a full floating line and long leader. Named after two legendary Pacific Northwest steelhead rivers and influenced by numerous northwest “Intruder” fly variations this fly was designed with a full calendar years worth of fishing in mind. The ease with which this fly is cast along with its effectiveness and the variations of the depth control needed to fish effectively throughout the fishing year make it an ideal fly to fish for steelhead and salmon nearly anywhere at anytime
Tied on a 25 mm shank with a short looped trailer hook and using a blend of natural and synthetic fly tying materials, innovative Northwest steelhead, salmon, and spey casting angler Charles St. Pierre has created another unique fly that combines a medium size silhouette with amazing lifelike action.
The medium size profile allows this fly to attract and be seen by fish within a wide range of water and fishing conditions for winter, spring, summer, and fall fishing seasons. The long and limp natural guinea, marabou, and Lady Amherst fibers create incredible lifelike action and are dressed lightly to allow maximum depth penetration quickly and efficiently. The variations of synthetic dubbed body create contrast and brightness inside the fly silhouette while the body hackle supports the longer fibers for a broader silhouette and additional action. Because this fly uses few materials and is lightly dressed to create its medium size profile and amazing action, it casts easily and efficiently with both single and double handed rods.
This style of fly and the color combinations used for this series have proven themselves to be extremely effective on many of the steelhead and salmon streams of the Northwest, British Columbia for years.
The photo above shows Pink Hoh Bo fly Franco Sirtori caught his 30Lb Skeena Steelhead last year in April