Grease Liner Steelhead Fly
The Grease Liner fly is a favored classic for steelhead and perhaps one of the best flies for summer steelhead around. The pattern is credited to a well known master fly tier Harry Lemire of Black Diamond, Washington who created it in 1962 on the Wenatchee River. His pattern is widely considered the grandfather of all fall steelhead waking flies and the inspiration behind several caddis fly patterns.
It is tied on a salmon hook, uses a typical wet fly throat hackle and relies on a bushy deer tail and wing for floatation. It also has a shaped deer head which aids in skating. It comes in a variety of color variants primarily Black, Orange and Peacock. The orange bodied variant can be extremely effective when the October Caddis is in the air.
Although it can be fished “Dry”, it has proved more productive in most conditions when fished downstream, under tension from the line and current.
Usually available in the following color variations: Black, Orange and Peacock.
Usually available in the following hook sizes: 4, 6, 8 and 10.