Steelhead Fly Recipe… Spring's Wiggler by Ron(?) Spring
This is a west Michigan classic but it remains a perfect steelhead fly because it is an easy tie and fish still love to eat it. As far as a little internet reaserch produced the fly was the creation of Ron Spring who operated a sports shop in Muskegon.
I like my Spring's Wigglers bushier and with a thinner body than most that I see for sale in local shops. I tie them in a variety of colors and in sizes 4-6.
Best For… steelhead and salmon Could Also Be Used For… trout and carp
***Materials listed in tying order
Hook… TMC 200R, size 4-6
Note – After you lash down the back make several wraps under the lashed squirrel tail near the hook eye. This will stand the hair up to look more like a head.
Guided salmon trip on the Pere Marquette River on October 16th, 2010 with Matt Dunn.
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Michigan Fishing Report for October 15th, 2010
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Pere Marquette- low
Our salmon run was late this year but has finally peaked. We have good numbers of fish all over the gravels in the middle and upper river with some still waiting in the holes. Fishing is very good and should remain so for the next week or two. We’re starting to see a few steelhead around, but need rain before we get a big push. Matt Dunn
Good numbers of salmon below Tippy Dam and good numbers of steelhead as well.
Salmon fishing is improving with steelhead starting to make an appearance as well. Trout fishing has been very good. Phil Cusey
Guided trip on the Pere Marquette River, October 1st, 2010 with Steve Martinez
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See you next year."