Steak Drake

Cheech - June 2021

This fly almost wasn't a fly at all.  Back in the day, I had a cool series of stoneflies that were similar in shape to this bug, and when I submitted this bug to the manufacturer I used to work with I got a big fat denial (It wasn't with Fulling Mill.)  Anyhoo...  I kind of forgot about the Steak Drake for about 10 years until I opened up this awesome C&F extended body tool, and I went nuts on them as soon as I saw what this tool could do.  I've fished this pattern recently, and I have been really really happy with how it floats and how receptive the fish are to it.  Just make sure not to skip the glue over the body if you want it to stay together.  Check the video for all the rest of the tips for this bug!

Material List
  • Hook: Fulling Mill 35065 Czech Nymph, Barbless - 10
  • Thread: Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 12/0 - Fl. Yellow
  • Thread: Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 8/0 - Pale Olive
  • Tail: Mayfly Tails - Black
  • Body: Wapsi Super Fine Dry Fly Dubbing - Olive
  • Body: River Road Speckled Foam - Medium Dun
  • Wing: Nature's Spirit CDC - Medium Dun
  • Head: Wapsi Premo Deer Hair Strips - Olive
  • Head Alternate: Premo Deer Hair Strips - Olive
  • Head Alternate: Nature's Spirit All-Purpose Deer Hair - Olive
  • Head Alternate: Nature's Spirit Spinning Deer Hair - Olive
  • Glue: Loon Water Based Head Cement System
  • Glue : Fly Tyer's Z-Ment
  • Indicator: EP Trigger Point Int'l Fibers - UV Orange
  • Extended Body Tool: C&F Designs Extended Body Tool
  • Extended Body Tool (Alt): Stonfo Detached Body Tools
  • Extended Body Glue (Alt): TroutHunter Superior Water Based Head Cement
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    UTC Ultrathread 70 Denier
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    EP Trigger Point Int'l Fibers
    EP Trigger Point Int'l Fibers
    EP Trigger Point Int'l Fibers
    EP Trigger Point Int'l Fibers
    EP Trigger Point Int'l Fibers
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    EP Trigger Point Int'l Fibers
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    EP Trigger Point Int'l Fibers
    EP Trigger Point Int'l Fibers
    EP Trigger Point Int'l Fibers
    EP Trigger Point Int'l Fibers
    EP Trigger Point Int'l Fibers
    EP Trigger Point Int'l Fibers
    EP Trigger Point Int'l Fibers
    EP Trigger Point Int'l Fibers
    EP Trigger Point Int'l Fibers
    EP Trigger Point Int'l Fibers
    EP Trigger Point Int'l Fibers
    EP Trigger Point Int'l Fibers
    EP Trigger Point Int'l Fibers
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    EP Trigger Point Int'l Fibers

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    8/0 UNI-Thread Waxed Midge
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    8/0 UNI-Thread Waxed Midge
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    Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 70 Denier
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    Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 70 Denier
    Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 70 Denier
    Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 70 Denier
    Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 70 Denier
    Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 70 Denier
    Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 70 Denier
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    Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 70 Denier
    Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 70 Denier
    Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 70 Denier
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    Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 70 Denier
    Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 70 Denier
    Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 70 Denier
    Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 70 Denier
    Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 70 Denier
    Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 70 Denier
    Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 70 Denier
    Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 70 Denier
    Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 70 Denier
    Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 70 Denier

    Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 70 Denier

    $2.99
    Fly Tyer's Z-Ment
    Fly Tyer's Z-Ment

    Fly Tyer's Z-Ment

    $7.95
    Wapsi Super Fine Dry Fly Dubbing
    Wapsi Super Fine Dry Fly Dubbing

    Wapsi Super Fine Dry Fly Dubbing

    $2.25
    Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 12/0
    Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 12/0
    Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 12/0
    Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 12/0
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