Steelhead Fly of the week Gladiator [Archive] - Fly Fishing Forum

: Steelhead Fly of the week Gladiator

08-04-2006, 03:33 PM
The Originator of this fly is Nick Gayeski from Washington State. He made it in 1960s for fishing the Klickitat and Kispiox. It is a very obscure pattern but has gained a reputation as a good fly with those who know about it.

Hook: Up eye salmon hook.
Tail: Red hackle barbs.
Rib: Peacock herl
Body: Green floss.
Hackle: Grizzly.
Wing: Grey Squirrel tail.
Head: Black

08-04-2006, 06:21 PM
A fitting August summer run pattern for sure. I like the heavier iron for fishing on a floater in larger pools or faster runs, both places where summer fish lie.

A purple body would work nice too.

08-05-2006, 07:22 PM
Man, Charlie,

Where in the world do you come up with these things?

Nice tie; sure looks fishy.

-- Eric