Estaz Egg, Opal Orange (click on the photo for detail view and recipe)
Size 10 shown in photo
Tier - Andy (amflyfishing)
Hook - Eagle Claw L055S (scud)
Sizes - 6 to 12
Thread - Red
Body - Opal Orange Estaz Chenille
Head - Tying thread
Alternative colors - Chartreuse, Pink, Red
The Estaz Egg has become a must have fly for every angler who challenges the steelhead and salmon swimming up the Lake Michigan tributaries during the spring and fall.
Fish the Estaz Egg so the fly is rolling along or just off the bottom. The most important key is a drag free drift, your line should follow the current or flow. Add or remove weight on your leader to keep the fly in the strike zone. Anytime during the drift your line hesitates, stops or moves differently, set the hook.