One of our favorite egg patterns, the nuke egg has a realistic translucent appearance when wet. With an endless amount of color combinations, this fly is easy to tie and extremely effective for both trout and steelhead in the fall, winter, and spring.
You can play with the density and size of this fly to match water conditions. What's more, you can play with tons of different color combinations that will work well in dirty or clear water. Take a look at some of our favorites below but one you should not be without is Steelhead Orange with an Oregon Cheese veil.
- Vise: Renzetti Traveler
- Bobbin: Griffin Magnum Ceramic
- Scissors: Loon All Purpose
- Brush: Hareline Ultimate Dubbing Brush
- Whip Finish: Loon Ergo Whip Finish
The color options here are nearly endless but here are a few of our favorites.
This is the all-time favorite of Oregon Cheese over a core of Steelhead Orange.
The striking contrast you get with Chartreuse over a core of flame is perfect for dirty water and grabbing the attention of fish.
When temps start to drop pink hues can do well. This is Pink Lady over a Cerise core.
Another great cold water scheme, this is Apricot Supreme over a Chartreuse core.