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Steelhead Flies, Swing Flies -

Same song, different beat. Kevin Feenstra's renowned Shrew sculpin in a black color scheme, with an altered body and a slightly different flash pattern. Materials:(+) add to cart Eyes: med lead eyes (+)Hook: 40mm shank, sz 4 gamakatsu octoupus hook (+)Tail: Black pine squirrel or rabbit strips (+)Body: olive polar chenille (+)Shoulder: squirrel tail (+)Wing: Hen saddle feather or grizzly marabou (+)Fins: Black pine squirrel or rabbit strips (+)Flash Wing: olive, black and clear/black barred flashabou (+)Head: peacock ice dub, Australian opossum (+) --> ADD ALL TO CART <--

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Steelhead Flies, Swing Flies -

Kevin Feenstra's Code Breaker swing fly. This fly is tied true to Kevin Feenstra's Codebreaker shiner recipe, except we subbed light yellow instead of fluorescent yellow for the body. Just for the sake of dealing with our low, clear water conditions this season. Materials:Add to cart (+) Hook: 40mm shank, Gamakatsu Octopus sz.4 hook (+)Eyes: large gold bead chain (+)Lateral Flash: Pearl lateral scale (+)Tail: grey olive craft fur (+)Body: fluorescent yellow ice dub (+)Collar: extra large mallard flank (+)Head: cinnamon ice dub (+)Under wing: smolt blue ripple ice fiber (+)Flash Wing: ice blue flashabou, pearl flashabou, blue pearl polar flash (+) -->...

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Just like several other of Michigan's most productive swing patterns, This Round Goby imitation comes from Kevin Feenstra. Same flash and color scheme as his Stream Punk, only with some added weight and extra feathers.  Materials:Add to cart (+) Hook: 40mm shank (+)and sz 4 gamakatsu octopus (+)Eyes: med gold or black dumbbell (+)Tail: Extra select craft fur tan (+)Tail wing: Grizzly Marabou Golden Brown (+)Body: gold uv polar chenille (+)Front Shoulder: Extra select craft fur tan (+)Wing:Grizzly Marabou Golden Brown (+)Flash Wing: gold polar flash (+) white flashabou (+)and clear/black grizzly barred flashabou (+)Collar: Mallard flank (+)Head: light rainbow scud dub (+)and tan laser dub (+) -->...

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Steelhead Flies, Swing Flies -

This pattern blends two staple swing bugs into one, combining Kevin Feenstra's Halloween and Grapefruit Leeches. Materials:(+) add to cart Eyes: med lead eyes (+)Hook: 40 mm shank (+)Gamakatsu Octopus #4 (+)Rear Shoulder: Black deer body hair (+)Rear Hackle: Black marabou (+)Body: Sky blue aqua veil (+)black schlappen (+)Front Hackle: black marabou (+)Wing: rainbow and copper flashabou (+)Chartreuse polar flash (+)Collar: mallard flank (+)Head: Hot Orange and Fluorescent Hot Pink ice dub (+) --> ADD ALL TO CART <--

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Steelhead Flies, Swing Flies -

This is an easy Sculpin pattern from our good friend Kevin Feenstra. It works great for Winter steelhead in Michigan and the Great Lakes.  MATERIALS:(+) add to cart Thread: 100 Denier Gel Spun, 3/0 Uni works fine too. (+)Shank: 40mm Senyo Shank (+)Wire: 20lb Fireline or Senyo's Intruder Wire (+)Eyes: Gold Bead Chain Eyes Medium (+)Hook: Gamakatusu Octopus sz 2 (+)or Owner Stinger sz 2 (+)Body: Olive Copper UV Polar Chenille (+)Wing: Grizzly Hen Feather (+)Flash: Speckled Copper Flashabou (+)Head: Ice Dub Peacock Eye (+) --> ADD ALL TO CART <-- Start with a thread base, making sure to firmly close the gaps on the shank. Cut a piece of intruder...

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