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Just curious if there's a preference? There are red, pink, yellow etc. variations, such as glo bug yarn. Do certain fishing conditions warrant using a specific colour? I was thinking of tying up a bunch for the upcoming season using purple, blue, black marabou for tail and body.

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I think it's the contrast that counts. Dark body and bright head/egg. Pick whatever color suits your liking and have at it.
 

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Yup.

I think it's the contrast that counts. Dark body and bright head/egg. Pick whatever color suits your liking and have at it.
As Marcel said, its the 'contrast that counts.' But, personal observation only, make the 'contrast' subtle. Look at flies here/elsewhere that are the size of a 'Dead Bird' and shake my head and ask 'Why?' I've landed/released King Salmon on a size 10 hook (that got very interesting on a 5wt ACR rod:eek:), but set him/her free I did.


Good friend of mine is "Les Ismore." Rather an intelligent Chap from the UK.:smokin:
 

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I had my best day ever on the Grand Ronde, (5 fish) swinging a black size 6 egg sucking leach with a light purple head. Kind of ugly and don't know why I tied it on that morning but for whatever reason it worked. I have some in my box but haven't used one since.
 

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a black ESL tube with hot pink cone is my favorite fly for steelhead, and very good for chinooks too (in larger size)
 

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A favourite for me for the steel....

the ES Dano:





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If you want to put some "egg" colour in, pink eggs are light pink, sockeye and coho eggs are bright red, chinook eggs bright orange or red, and chum eggs a light orange. Most trout/steelhead eggs are bright orange. (I've looked at mega-millions so needed something to think about.) Oh, and anything dead is a washed out solid white.
Honestly, I think it is the contrast. Personally, I like pink or chartreuse up there. Pick your favourites and go with them! (I do have a few with orange heads for rivers with big chum runs!) Like to tell myself it matters, but not sure it does.
 

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Black/purple/white with pretty much anything. For Steel I will tie it black with orange, coral, hot pink, red, etc. For Silvers I will tie it with a chartreuse head. I'll use chenille or if I want more depth chenille wrapped around a barbell or use a conehead.
 

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