Steelhead Fly Pattern… Spring’s Wiggler
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.