Angler: Brad Cunningham
Hometown: Yakima, Washington
Season Color Pattern: Summer / Fall
Species : Steelhead
Created for Deschutes River, Klickitat River (WA)
Grand Rhonde River (OR,WA)
Cowlitz River (WA)
All of my patterns are proven on Oregon, Washington and Idaho. Some of the closer to home rivers includes Deschutes, Klickitat, Grande Rhonde, Cowlitz just to name a few. These patterns are more in the way of summer and fall patterns. I’ve been tying and fly fishing on and off for 30 years. It takes a different mindset when tying and thinking outside the box. You can walk into any flyshop and buy a cookie cutter pattern but like anything I think if your not evolving with your patterns and materials you could be missing the next big thing (fly). I also tie spey style and stinger style flies but I love tying the classic style and have noticed in the past two years that fishermen are leaning back toward classic styles and some big names in the industry have mention how they are seeing it as well.