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Scott Howell's Squidro Fly

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This guy is a bore!! Your fly is crap, looks like a spinner bait. Shit !!!!!!!!

April 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterErnesto Guevara

Bass Jig

April 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterPisco

Bass Jig

April 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterPisco

I thought after he made a movie showing himself toss a sliding worm weight into the North Umpqua, which is ILLEGAL, people would have written him off.....or at least stop paying him to think of tradition killing rubber flies. Skagit Master my ass.....There is nothing masterful about dropping a 1/2oz worm weight in front of a flashfly on one of the most fabled rivers of all-time.

Please check it out: ODFW Fishing Regs: Page 44 : Umpqua River : Section 7 : "Special Gear Restrictions": " metal core lines and no added weights or attachments to line, leader or fly....."


April 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterWolfbait

Common... Give this guy a break. There are plenty of flies that use rubberlegs as their main ingredient that in turn make the fly productive. Although other flies may be just as effective, Scott stated his point. Instead of sitting down and tying a fly for 45 minutes and have it be trashed by the first fish that smacks it, he has come up with an alternative that saves him a little extra time and he catches the same amount of fish. And lets face it... this fly it a hell of a lot more time consuming then a damn pats rubber legs.

April 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBlake

Looks like feather prices have really gone up to justify fishing plastic skirt as a fly...

April 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSteelheader

And $6??? I need to come up with a rubber fly. Must be the price of oil...

April 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSteelheader

He catchs drunked steelhead with this fly!!!!!

April 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterErnesto Guevara

Who cares if it's a bass jig? Cool innovation - could have used a lot less sales pitch though and a little more seeing it in action and even maybe catching a fish???

April 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKimchifly

great fly ...outside the box thinking !

April 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCornelis

howells flies are killers. very innovative

April 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTW

These are pretty effective ties, I am not sure why everyone is taking it so personally. He is a great fisherman, and ties great stuff, and from what I hear he is a good dude. Take your axe and grind it someplace else.

April 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKlintrock

Not innovative at all.

It is funny to me how many fishermen won't try something until it is done in a video by someone supposedly expert in fly fishing steelhead.

If these people actually lived someplace with steelhead fishing left they would realize how easy they actually are to catch and you don't need no bass jig fly.

I am not even dissing the bass jig fly. I have messed around with those rubber skirts over the years and see nothing wrong with it. I am mostly dissing on how many fishermen out there think steelhead fishing is a science. It is not. These fish are dumb. Try whatever floats your boat but don't be so quick to call it innovative. That is highly unlikely.

I have been on many trips where guys were trying to catch them on odd ball patterns for the hell of it the fishing was so good. That can be part of the fun. No reason to think with such strict vision of what is and isn't a fly and than being blown away when you find out Scott Howell catches them on a clump of colored rubber tied to a hook.

Over half the guys I see are still not swinging their flies right and snagging up way too much out there. They are changing their flies way too much. Wasting time. Once they figure out how to fish a fly on the swing, land about 50 fish, they will understand what steelhead flies are actually all about. It ain't catching. If it was the, best fly would be a yarnie or similar egg pattern.

April 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterShayshaw


Great lakes steelheading is a lot like jacking off. its not quite the reel thing but it will do.

Don't compare them to what happens on the west man, you outta your league boy ;)

April 21, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterlongpeter

If anyone who fly fishes for steelhead thinks that there has been any Innovation in fly tying in a hundred years their either not very informed or they have been smelling the glue too much. We just change the colors to what has been done for decades if not longer. Chill out and have some fun.

April 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRandy

longpeter, I have caught about 50 Skagit/Sauk steelhead over the years. Does that make me qualify for you? How many have you caught? ;)

April 22, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterShayshaw

@Wolfbait: Weighted flies and sinking lines are legal on the North from October 1 to June 30th. Unweighted rule is only in effect in summer. Right there on page 44 of the regs. Or ask anyone who fishes there with any frequency.

April 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDick Brautigan

Tie it on a jig head and put it under a float were it belongs

December 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRob

You guys who wanna talk shit on this guy are just showing how stupid you are. Swingin for steelhead is unique to each person. The way we do it doesn't matter as much as just doing it. How many of you out there in the peanut gallery have devoted as much of your lives to chaseing steelhead as this guy?

March 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSagedaddy

Boys, boys....c'mon now. Fishing however you want to should be enjoyable. As long as it's legal. And I think you're right when you say all the patterns have already been tied in one form , or another. Let's just enjoy the sport the way the founding fathers would have our own way. Legally, of course. And who knows, someone else might actually think "your way" is the coolest.

November 5, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterallan

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