Steelhead Fly… Morlock’s Spring Stone by Kevin Morlock
Our first hatch of the year in west Michigan that is important to steelhead anglers are a couple species of black or dark stoneflies, they range from size 10-20, but most are in the 12-14 range. The steelhead are not critical on size and many feel that a bit larger stonefly pattern will produce more action, stonefly patterns tied on size 6-8 egg hooks are a good choice.
Best For… steelhead and trout
***Materials listed in tying order
Hook… Mustad C67S, size 6
Tail… turkey tail
Ribbing… light copper wire
Body… 3-5 strands of peacock herl
Hackle… pheasant neck
Back… *turkey tail
*This is the same turkey tail piece that was used for the tail, now brought forward for the back.
I had a question about the pheasant neck feathers I was using, so I have included a picture. They are the feathers near the white ring.