Introduction

I will teach you how to tie a steelhead fly

First you pick your hook size
  • First you pick your hook size

  • A bigger hook is what is needed, such as a size 2

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Once you have your hook you need to weight it. We use size .020 lead weight.
  • Once you have your hook you need to weight it.

  • We use size .020 lead weight.

  • Wrap from the eye of the hook to over three quarters of the way down the hook.

  • To get the lead to break pull hard and wiggle.

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After the lead is broken off, take the thread of a lighter color and wrap it in front and then to the back of the lead and wrap it enough so it holds the lead in place. Rap the tread to the bend of the hook and leave it there.
  • After the lead is broken off, take the thread of a lighter color and wrap it in front and then to the back of the lead and wrap it enough so it holds the lead in place.

  • Rap the tread to the bend of the hook and leave it there.

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Now that the thread is tied on we can pick the color of hackle we want and what kind body we want.
  • Now that the thread is tied on we can pick the color of hackle we want and what kind body we want.

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Broken doesn't stand a chance.
First thing you want to do is add a tail if you want one. I'm going to use Para Post wing orange
  • First thing you want to do is add a tail if you want one.

  • I'm going to use Para Post wing orange

  • Tie it in with thread but make sure you get the tail as long as you want it.

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Next is the body Take whatever color of chenille you pick and tie it in at the tail and then wrap your thread to the eye of the hook and leave it. Next you rap the body of the hook with the chenille and when you get to the eye you tie it off and cut off any extra.
  • Next is the body

  • Take whatever color of chenille you pick and tie it in at the tail and then wrap your thread to the eye of the hook and leave it.

  • Next you rap the body of the hook with the chenille and when you get to the eye you tie it off and cut off any extra.

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Next step is tinsel. You don't have to use it, but I do because it gives it a shine. I leave a little extra for a tail to give it a little shine in the tail. Tie it in at the eye of the hook and wrap your thread to the bend of the hook.
  • Next step is tinsel. You don't have to use it, but I do because it gives it a shine. I leave a little extra for a tail to give it a little shine in the tail.

  • Tie it in at the eye of the hook and wrap your thread to the bend of the hook.

  • Take the tinsel and wrap it around the body in a spiral and tie it off at the end of the hook and leave the tail as long as you want.

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Next you take your thread back to the eye of the hook. Next, put your hackle on. Strip the bottom of the hackle feather so it's just the middle part of the feather.
  • Next you take your thread back to the eye of the hook.

  • Next, put your hackle on. Strip the bottom of the hackle feather so it's just the middle part of the feather.

  • Once the fuzzy bottom is removed you place the quill at the eye of the hook and tie it in. After the hackle is tied in, run your thread back down to the base of the hook.

  • Once your thread is at the end of the hook you grab the end of your feather and spiral it down the hook and tie it in.

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Once the hackle is done you grab the little red speckled feather and pick two that look a little alike and strip them down to where there is just about 3/4 of an inch left and they will become the little wings on the front.
  • Once the hackle is done you grab the little red speckled feather and pick two that look a little alike and strip them down to where there is just about 3/4 of an inch left and they will become the little wings on the front.

  • First you cut the middle part down to where there is just enough for you to tie it on with and tie one in at a time. One on each side.

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The next thing you do is take a whip finisher to tie the tread so it doesn't come untied. The next thing you do is take a whip finisher to tie the tread so it doesn't come untied.
  • The next thing you do is take a whip finisher to tie the tread so it doesn't come untied.

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Lastly you use head cement to hold the thread you just tied in place. Dip a tooth pick into the head cement and just drop little drops onto the thread.
  • Lastly you use head cement to hold the thread you just tied in place.

  • Dip a tooth pick into the head cement and just drop little drops onto the thread.

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Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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