By Jason Akl
Catching steelhead and salmon on dry flies is the ultimate fishing experience. It is thrilling to see a large fish’s wake coming towards your fly like a torpedo and then opening its large mouth and devouring your fly. If you want to give it a try, tie up the Techno-Wog. It is a must-have fly for every Alaskan angler.
The Techno Wog is a waking pattern meaning it should be fished on the swing or with a steady strip type retrieve. The water that you intend on fishing should be relatively flat with constant flowing current and not especially deep. The fish have to be able to see and respond to the waking action produced from your fly. If the water is too deep all your hard work will be for naught. If you plan on fishing the Techno-Wog for fresh run salmon or steelhead then it is a good idea is to use a 9 or 10 weight rod with matched weight forward fly line. These fish are strong so you better have a rod with some backbone and lots of backing on your reel.
Tie this fly in sizes 2-4.