February 6, 2018
New Pattern: The Stream Punk Goby Pattern
This has become a favorite winter fly. Fish it deep and slow!
This is a fly that I have really grown to love. It imitates the round goby, and is deadly for steelhead and warm water species in the summer. I tie it on a shank and on a straight hook depending on the application and the type of water being fished.
Hook: Size 1 straight eye 3XL hook (Daichi 2461) or 30-50mm shank
Wing 1: A salmon or tan colored grizzly saddle feather. A salmon colored hackle from a spey grizzly neck also works well.
Wing 2: Gray-Olive select craft fur
Flash: Magnum or saltwater white flashabou and cranberry holographic magnum flash
Wing 3: A black tipped feather from the body of a ringneck pheasant
Hackle: A large grizzly, brown, or tan saddle or schlappen feather, wound and overwound tightly to form a makeshift head
Head: Olive scud dub
Head 2: Light Rainbow scud dub
Eyes: Pearl or white large plastic bead chain or lead eyes as appropriate
Tying Steps are below…
Top View of the Stream punk
How to tie:
- Put a hook in the vise, move the thread to the front of the hook, and tie in eyes right in the front, leaving only enough room for a finishing knot. If you are using a shank, tie in a loop to hold the hook.
- Tie in a tail of salmon or tan colored grizzly saddle or even better, spey neck hackle curving downward
- Tie in a wing of gray-olive select craft fur halfway up the hook. Leave a rough tuft at the tie in point of this material to add bulk to the fly.
- Add flash on top of this, both white and cranberry
- Tie in the pheasant feather with a black spot on top of the fly curving down
- Heavily palmer a grizzly, tan, brown, etc. saddle hackle. This will become part of the head so cram as many turns on the hook as possible.
- For a head, add a clump of olive scud dub and a clump of light rainbow scud dub. Scud dub is good for the heads of gobies, sculpins, as well as the body of crayfish patterns.
- Finish the fly.
This is hopefully the result:
Hopefully you will find a great steelhead with this pattern
Here is a link to the previous instructional fly pattern, the Inside Bender: