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Steve Burke's Salmon and Steelhead Fly-Tying Guide
Mark E. Brown Flies

 

 

Nisqually Snag

 

 Nisqually Snag

 tyed by: Mark Brown

 

  I first began developing this pattern while living in Washington fishing the Nisqually River for ocean run Steelhead and Salmon, late in the Fall of one particular season I happened upon a huge snag and noticed numerous fish just below the snag, in the tail out . These fish were very intent on feeding, but feeding on what I couldn't figure out exactly why these fish where in a feeding frenzy. So I  wadded into the slack water eddy created by the dead fall and found only small bits of meat (pink fleshy bits of Salmon) then it hit me...you see hung up in this snag were dead & decaying Salmon. These Steelhead were eating the bits of flesh washing through the snag...Thus the Nisqually Snag took birth. This is a great pattern on the Big Rivers of the Pacific Northwest but  I haven't had much luck with this  pattern on the Sheboygan River, although I've had a few King Salmon give chase but always stopped short....I used this fly pattern on the Kewanee River last fall and hook three BIG Steelies one after the other... So it will catch fish in our neck of the woods IF the conditions are right... 

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