Bear's Strip Fry Tutorial

In this fly tying tutorial, we take a look at Bear's Strip Fry. A great fly for spring steelhead, this fly imitates vulnerable immature salmon. With just a few materials, you can tie these up and be ready for your next steelhead trip!




There are times in the spring when steelhead focus in on vulnerable salmon fry and eagerly chase them into the shallows. Fish this fly with a dead drift presentation but finish each drift with a swing and even a few short strips. There isn't much need to tie variations of this fly - instead, tie up a pile so you can fish them near the wood where fish like to rest.