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Jack is Back! “Fall steelhead is coming up faster than some of us would like to admit. To prep, we’ll be running a nice skater-pattern for low and clear conditions. Today’s fly was requested by one of our readers. So, I’ll take this opportunity to remind everyone to send in tutorial requests for any flies that have captured your interest or that have been giving you some trouble at the vise.
Developed by Tom Larimer for the Deschutes and Klickitat rivers, this ultra-buoyant chernobyl variation absolutely deserves a spot in your box. It goes without saying for this style of fly, but when stoneflies are present, or the light dims in the evening, the Fighting Gravity will more than hold its own on your local trout stream as well. Play with color as you see fit, but remember that, as with any skater, presentation and motion outfishes the perfect shade of brown any day.” – The Jack Reis
- Hook: Gamakatsu T10-6H – sz. 6-8
- Thread: UTC 140 – Chartreuse
- Front Collar: Deer Hair – Black
- Tail: Flash – Black
- Body: Thin Fly Foam 2mm – Black, Chartreuse
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