What is your favorite?
Over the past several decades I usually ask anyone who seems to be catching Half-pounder Steelhead, "What fly are you using?"
I would say flies that are size #8, 10 and 12 are best.....
Here are some of the ones people use:
Green/olive Caddis Pupa
Any #10/12 trout nymph
Red Squirrel nymph
Any small Steelhead fly
Any soft hackle fly
What is your favorite fly for Half-pounder Steelhead on the Lower American River?
Pattern and size.......we can show pictures of special flies too.