MaterialsOPST Steelhead intruder shank 20mm
Senyo intruder wire
Gamakatsu octopus hook size 4
Attach a Gamakatsu Octopus hook in size 4 or 6 to a 20mm shank with intruder wire.
Make a small dubbing ball at the rear of the shank.
Tie in Krinkle Mirror Flash and Micro Rubber Legs in the round. Four strands at each corner.
Trim Rabbit fur from the hide strip and spin in a dubbing loop.
Add a few strand of Lady Amherst in contrasting color.
Hackle the front of the fly with contrasting color rabbit, again twisted in a dubbing loop.
Tie in barbell or bead chain eyes
This little intruder is one of the best small steelhead and trout swing flies that we have found. We have been using this little guy all over the place, John Day Steelhead, Deschutes trout or steelhead, the Metolius, anywhere you can swing a fly this bad boy will work.
This micro Intruder fly has all of the essential components that you need, rubber legs, flash, rabbit, and a trailing hook.
In the late fall fished on a sink tip this fly has proven extremely productive for summer steelhead. Pink and orange have been very effective colors.
For Trout we have been fishing the olive color and giving it a short strip and twitch. This technique has worked well for us on the Deschutes and the Metolius.