Boss – steelhead/salmon fly tying

Small version of the classic Boss. Originally the body material was floss or wool, but chenille is a great alternative if you want a fat profile. I use squirrel hair on small hook and bucktail on large. The hackle can be orange or red… or anything in between (reddish orange).


Hook: Ahrex NS115 Deep Streamer D/E #8 (or #2-8)

Thread: Black

Eyes: Bead chain eyes medium, silver

Rib: Oval silver medium

Tag: 2-3 turns of the rib

Tail: Squirrel hair, Black (Bucktail on large hooks)

Body: Ultra Chenille Standard, Black

Hackle: Red (or orange) soft saddle feather


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