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Michigan Steelhead Fly… Afternoon Delight

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Fly fishing for Michigan steelhead.

Michigan Steelhead Fly… Afternoon Delight version by Phil Cusey

This is one of Phil Cusey's go-to steelhead patterns on the Muskegon River, though it would also work well on other rivers.  A sharp looking and traditional pattern that is easy to tie.  Phil only sent over the olive version but I can imagine this pattern producing well with a dark orange or black body.

Best For… steelhead and trout

***Materials listed in tying order

Hook… size 6 nymph, 2x strong
Tail… pheasant tail barbs, natural
Body… light olive 4 strand floss
Rib… small copper wire
Thorax… peacock herl
Collar… grey hackle