Today we present you with tying instructions for a pattern that has become a staple wherever steelhead are found, the Hoh Bo Spey, designed by long time Deneki pal and spey casting extraordinaire, Charles St. Pierre.
Charles has been stomping around the Pacific Northwest for a long time and lets just say, he knows what steelhead want. We’ve seen the Hoh Bo Spey take fish during just about every time of the year and is a must have for any steelhead box.
Thanks to Stuart Foxall for the step by step!
The Hoh Bo Spey – Tying Instructions
The simplistic design of the Hoh Bo Spey should not stop you from having a number in your box. The color combinations are numerous and only your imagination will hold you back.
As for most commercial fly designs, the materials are cheap and easy to obtain, but that doesn’t stop fish from hammering this fantastic fly. For beginners, this fly has a couple of advantages. It’s easy to tie and easy to cast. So, if you are thinking of starting to tie your own steelhead flies, this is a great one to begin with. And, if you’re struggling with your casting, this is as good a fly as any to put on as it’s pretty easy to turn over as well.
Don’t be fooled by this fly’s simplicity. It really is a superbly designed and thought out fly. Everything is slinky and thin which helps with the mobility of this fly. Good luck out there!