Modern intruders and tube flies are cool, and we fish a lot of them. However, today we’re coming at you with a friendly reminder that the classic patterns still work too!
In fact, it’s safe to say that anglers have been catching steelhead and salmon on classic style flies for far longer than they have with larger intruder style flies! Classic flies are just plain fun to fish now and then as well, so we always like to have some in our box.
Plus, when it comes to steelhead, it could be a while until your next grab, so in the words of Brian Niska, “if you’re gonna blank, blank classy!”