Winter Steelhead on the North Umpqua?…Ask an expert!

Jeff Lucas Practitioner

Winter steelheading can be a daunting endeavor for the first timer. Let’s take just one of the tasks required for finding success out of the equation and let you fish with confidence in what is on the end of your line. Here is a fly you can fish knowing it has had many a winter run fish find it something they just couldn’t live without! Jeff Lucas fly tier/fisher extraordinaire has been haunting runs of the North Umpqua for a healthy selection of seasons and has found this adapted General Practitioner pattern to be one of his favorites. Fairly easy and fun to tie, give it a try net time you are in the water. Tutorial by Jeff can be located under tying instruction on this site.

Happy swinging!

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