Hot Lake Erie Steelhead Flies

January 10, 2009 By: Marshall Cutchin

“‘Guys are pushing the envelope every time they sit down and tie some of the shiny, high-tech materials on a hook,’ said Patagonia representative Jerry Darkes of Strongsville, an angling artist when he slips a bare hook into a fly-tying vise. ‘And we’re learning something new each day we spend on the rivers.'” In an article noting the explosion of interest in fly fishing for steelhead in northeast Ohio, D’Arcy Egan mentions three patterns that are staples: the black stone nymph, the sucker spawn fly, and the Boa minnow and Boa leech. In the Cleveland Plain Dealer.