Swinging Flies, Traditional West Coast Methods
sink tips is the preferred method. In addition to two hand rods, lines have been developed in the last few years providing single hand casters the same opportunities. Most of the Michigan steelhead taken swinging flies aren’t taken on the traditional west coast patterns but on flashier, articulated patterns in a wide range of colors.The key element to these flies is movement. Most of all you want flies that look alive. While swinging for steelhead rarely produces as many strikes as the methods discussed below, having a silver bullet come up from the bottom and smash your fly is almost heart stopping.