Always remember if you are fishing low clear water for Steelhead, you need to be aware that any egg pattern flies that you use must be translucient. In low clear water conditions the fish have the ability to see the fly for a long period of time in the water before they have to make a decision to strike or not. If the fish has the time to see what they are after they also have the time to decide if the fly or egg is real or false. A real egg is translucient and light shines through in all directions. If you make your flies alittle looser and let more light filter through you will up your percentage of strikes by a large amount. As you can see in this photo, the light filters through the edges and the center lets just alittle light through making it look natural.

Good luck out there and always keep the tip up and the line tight!!

Flymstr;

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