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Suggested Fly Patterns for Lower Feather River
Trout & Half Pounder Steelhead

Bug Pattern
Caddis
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Nymph or Larva:
Green Rock Worm #12, #14, #16
Bird's Nest #12, #14, #16 Olive, Black, Natural Rabbit
Vinci's Depth Charge (double bead) Bird's Nest #12, #14, #16 Olive, Black, Natural Rabbit

Pupa:
Vinci's Gas Caddis (pupa) #14, #16 Olive, Chartreuse
Vinci's X-Ray Caddis (pupa) #14, #16 Olive, Chartreuse
Fox's Radical Caddis #14, #16
Dry: 
Elk Hair Caddis #14, #16
Stimulator #14,#16
Adams Parachute #18
Sloan's
Mayfly
Blue Wing Olive 
& other small Mayflies
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Nymph
Sloan's Mighty Mite #18 Olive
Pheasant Tail (beaded & flashback styles) #16, #18
Shafer's 3D Nymph #14
Prince #12, #14, #16

 

Dry
Adams Parachute #18
Olive Parachute/Olive #18
Miscellaneous 
Streamers
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Wooly Bugger #4, #6,#8 Black, Brown, Olive
Egg Sucking Leach #4, #6,#8 Black, Brown, Olive

Suggested Fly Patterns for
Winter Run (spawning) Steelhead

Winter run Steelhead spawn in the river during the months of December through March.  They are generally fished with overhead or spey swinging techniques.  Most rigs consist of a heavy anchor style streamer with a nymph dropper trailing about eighteen inches behind it .  

Caddis
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Nymph:
Green Rock Worm #12, #14, #16
Bird's Nest #12, #14, #16 Olive, Black, Natural Rabbit
Vinci's Depth Charge (double bead) Bird's Nest #12, #14, #16 Olive, Black, Natural Rabbit
Mayfly
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Nymph
Pheasant Tail (beaded & flashback styles) #10, #12
Shafer's 3D Nymph #12, #14
Prince #12, #14
Eggs
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Fox's Fertilizer
Glo Bug
Streamers
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Wooly Bugger #4, #6,#8 Black, Brown, Olive
Comet
Egg Sucking Leach #4, #6,#8 Black, Brown, Olive
String Leach #4, #6,#8 Black, Brown, Olive
Suggested Fly Patterns for
American Shad
Bruce's Edger Winter #8
American River Pinky #8, #10
Shad Prince #10
Flyin Ryan's Shad Fly #10
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