Metal Detector 2.0

Metal Detector 2.0

Marty Sheppard's famous winter Steelhead fly...reborn.

The original Metal Detector had gone out of commercial production years ago much to the dismay of many Northwest Steelhead anglers. So, we asked Mr. Sheppard to reissue an updated version of this iconic pattern that we could have tyed for the shop. He was more than happy to oblige as that would give him a steady source of flies for his clients without hours spent at the tying bench. The Metal Detector 2.0 was born and has fast become a Royal Treatment favorite.

 

Metal Detector 2.0

Black and Blue version

Aqua Flies Round Eye Shank 33mm
Senyo wire
Gamakatsu Octopus size 2
1/4" Brass Cone or 7/32" Plummeting Tungsten Bead
Tail: Finn Raccoon Blue
Body: Polar Chenille Blue
Collar: Black Marabou tied in by the tip and EP Holo Blue Sparkle Brush palmered together for color (three to four wraps.)

 

Metal Detector 2.0

Red and orange

Aqua Flies Round Eye Shank 33mm
Senyo wire
Gamakatsu octopus size 2
1/4" Brass Cone or 7/32" Plummeting Tungsten Bead
Tail: Finn Raccoon Orange
Body: Polar Chenille Orange
Collar: Red Marabou tied in by the tip and EP Speckled Gold Sparkle Brush palmered together for color (three to four wraps.)

 

 

Tying notes:

-Shank and wire without the hook should be 2 1/4" long

-Raccoon tail should be tied on top of the shank, do not pull out the guard hairs, the tail should extend just beyond the hook

-Marabou and sparkle brush should be wrapped together to create the collar