Dean Finnerty has been guiding steelhead in Oregon for over 20 years and his Steelhead Skater Pattern is a fantastic fish catching steelhead fly pattern.
The Steelhead Skater is a spun deer hair body fly with a foam lip to keep it skating along the surface bringing steelhead from the bottom up! Finnerty's Steelhead Skater doesn't ride to high in the water. It stays low but still skating to attract fish. It's ligh enough to cast with a single handed rod easily. Give this pattern a try next time you chase steelhead.