North Umpqua Winter Steelhead Fly Patterns
Fishing 2/23 - 3/2 there. Any recommendations?
Appears that I have to leave the tube flies in the car or at home to be 110% legal (in the fly only zone).
But from my reading, I can tie just about any weight on a hook or shank and be completely legal. Just no bullet weights (or any other weight system not an integral part of the fly).
Most of the swinging intruder type patterns I've tied and seen avoid any weight on the fly itself.
I'll be using T11 or maybe T14 sink tips, but it sounds like for some of the slots/holes I'll need some good dumbbell eyes and/or lots of lead wraps on the shank?
Any and all pointers for fly patterns most welcome! Thanks!!
If I'm below the fly only zone, my understanding is we can add bullet weights or tube flies as well. Please let me know if I'm incorrect on that.