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We get asked all the time about how to tie a Nuke Egg. Hopefully this video helps! It's an extremely easy pattern, and it just flat out works. This color scheme is one of our favorites, but it can be tied in tons of different color combos. 

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Nymphs, Steelhead Flies, Trout Flies -

As the salmon eggs mature and turn into Alevin, the next phase in the salmon life cycle is the "Fry" stage. It starts to look a bit more like a minnow as the yolk sac is absorbed. The head is more defined, the parr marks start to appear, and they become a little stronger. They are better at swimming in this stage, so a swung presentation is a good way to fish this pattern.  This is a very easy fly to tie, with just a handful of materials needed. You will burn through a pack of hooks in no time. This...

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This pattern has been flying under the radar, (intentionally), for a couple years now. It is absolutely lethal on Trout and Steelhead here in Michigan. It's pretty easy to tie, and once you get the hang of it, you can fill a couple rows in your box quickly. Here's a rundown of the materials used: MATERIALS:(+) add to cart Hook: Sz 8 egg hook (The Daichii New Boss Steelhead hook is nice) (+)Thread: White Gel Spun Thread 75 or 100 denier (+)Yolk Sack: Steelhead Orange McFlyFoam (any similar color will work) (+)Body: Violet Squirmito (Pink would work too) (+)Eyes: Living Eyes, 3mm, Ice (again, color...

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During the Spring, caddis larva are a big food source for trout and steelhead. They become dislodged from the gravel when steelhead start fanning the rocks to make their beds. Next time you're on the river, tie this on, and drift it through the pool below any active gravel. Pretty solid fly choice. They are super easy to tie, and the clear vinyl rib adds durability, and a nice segmentation that looks better than plain wire. Get with the program and tie some up. Can't go wrong with this one!  MATERIALS: (+) add to cart Hook: Daichii 1120 sz 8 (+)Bead: Tungsten Matte Black...

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This is the almighty Clown Egg. It can be tied in a wide array of color combos, but this one has been reliable for us on most days. Pink, Steelhead Orange, McCheese, and Golden McFly Foam is a really nice combo. Mix and match different colored foam to your liking, but this mix has been a standard in our boxes for years.  MATERIALS:(+) add to cart Pink Mcflyfoam (+)Steelhead Orange Mcflyfoam (+)McCheese Mcflyfoam (+)Golden Mcflyfoam (+)Gamakatsu C14S #6 (+)Veevus 100D GSP (+) --> ADD ALL TO CART <-- Join 4 strands together, and cut into 1 inch segments.  Very important that you use Gel Spun Thread for...

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