This is my pattern that I've developed over a couple years. I'm tying tonight to fill a box I'm donating to a fundraiser this weekend. It's called the Chromewrecker.
  1. 1.
    Start by laying a thread base on a 35-40 mm articulated shank.
  2. 2.
    Add a loop (5.5" before folded) of 30 lb Fireline, this is where the hook gets added at the end (loop to loop connection).
  3. 3.
    Tie a fat dubbing ball. This is three colors of STS dubbing blended.
  4. 4.
    Add 5-7 grizzly hackle feathers spaced around the shank.
  5. 5.
    Dub a body and add some Krystal flash.
  6. 6.
    Spin a big, fluffy dubbing ball from Arctic Fox or Finn Raccoon.
  7. 7.
    Add a bunch of contrasting grizzly rooster hackle.
  8. 8.
    Collar a Gadwall, Mallard, or Guinea feather.
  9. 9.
    Tie off, add head cement and attach a hook to the back loop.
  10. 10.
    Pat yourself on the back and then go swing up some fuckin 💯 chromers. Catch and release wild steelhead.