The Bruiser was developed on the Skeena River and it’s tributaries for Steelhead and after many years of testing, has become our #1 Steelhead pattern. The fly design allows for more consistent hookups, since the hook is at the very end of the tail, and the head displaces LOTS of water, which forces the Steelhead to take the fly aggressively. This fly has also caught a variety of Pacific Salmon, Pike, Bass, and Walleye. Best used with sink-tip lines on Single or Double hand (Spey) rods on river systems.
ANIKA’S RED AND BLACK INTRUDER
Anika Juergensen developed this colour combination for this very effective Steelhead fly. This fly takes advantage of the intruder style trailing hook, which improves hookups and gives the fly added movement in the water. The Steelhead seem to prefer this fly when water clarity is fair to good and the sun is shining. Best used with sink-tip lines on Single or Double hand rods on river systems.