In an email correspondence with the Fish Creek Atlantic Salmon Club,
We’re off to a good start this year. We got 47,500 eggs and losses have been minimal. The eggs are starting to hatch so we expect to be moving from the incubator building to the hatchery within a few months, depending on the weather.
That sounds great and can’t wait to see them in the river this June.
Check out the video I made while spending the day with the club stocking the Atlantic Salmon that were partially paid for and supported by our raffles at Spey Nation Events. See you all this June 24th at the Pineville Lot for our 10th Spey Nation Celebration!
This Spey fly tying video was put together for the Revive Fly Fishing online magazine (http://reviveflyfishing.com/).
The fly is the Grapefruit Leech. It’s a steelhead swing bug designed by Kevin Feenstra (http://www.feenstraguideservice.com/). The fly has proven to be a very effective swing bug for Great Lakes steelhead.
The material and instructions for the Grapefruit Leech can be found on Kevin’s site at http://www.feenstraguideservice.com/pdf/grapefruithead_fly.pdf.
Hook: Daiichi 2461 or equivalent 3xl streamer hook size 4-2/0
Tail: Black Marabou with sparse red ﬂash
Hackle: Black or Purple Schlappen
Body: Black Marabou Feather
Collar: Large Mallard Flank
Flash: Combination of Green, Silver, and Blue Flashabou
Head: Fuchsia large cactus chenille followed by a veil of chartreuse ice dub
The Grapefruit Leech has proven to be an effective fly on both sides of the Great Lakes. Swung on a traditional wet fly swing presentation the Grapefruit Leech is full of contrast and movement. Especially effective on dark days, in high water, or lower in the river, this and other leech/intruder patterns can elicit that type of grab we are always looking for. Keep looking at our blog as we bring you more Spey Fly Tying Videos from across the web.
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