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ATTENTION: due to permitting requirements, we are unable to ship this product outside of the United States.
As the years have passed, the magic of this revolutionary steelhead fly lingers. Many people have tried to reproduce this fly on a mass scale, only to find that quality suffered and materials were inconsistent or difficult to source. OPST has partnered with Jonathan Farmer, an American fly tier who actually fishes, to tie this fly in four of our favorite colors. Our intruders feature a composite loop at the front and back, saddle hackle wings, and a jungle cock eye. We realize that these flies are not cheap. That's for a very simple reason... they aren't cheap. We hope that by incorporating premium materials, two composite loops, and an American fly tier, they will be worth it. Each intruder comes in a 4 inch plastic pillow case for safe-keeping during shipping and on the water. When all is said and done, it is the fly that catches a steelhead. We take our flies seriously, and so should you.
This fly comes with an OPST Swing Hook, size 2, and a section of junction tubing to rig the fly "classic intruder style". Run your tippet through the eye of the intruder, through the shoulders of the fly, and through the small mono loop in the back of the fly. Then slide the tippet through the OPST Junction tubing and tie to the hook with an improved clinch or loop knot. The junction tubing snugs up against the eye of the fly and the shank. This rig takes a little more time to set up than a trailing hook wire rig, but the advantage is you can use any hook you want (although our size 2 sure is nice) and put the hook as far forward or backward as you want.
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