Well....I'm ready for the invasion of the hendricksons...just waiting now. Got everything tied from piss pink fox, to red quill, egg laying, in catskill, thorax, parachute, hackle stacker, and various other incarnations. I could probibly dump my fly boxes into the water and create a hatch if i wanted to get the fish movin.
I've got plenty of blue quills too, and BWOs....guess I could move on to the next hatch. Tied up a dozen of my fav CDC and Deer caddis last night. I can't even think of anything else to tie up for steelhead. I spent about a week tying up every marabou, spey hackle, and bunny strip combination thinkable. Eggs out the ying yang. Got so into tying eggs I've got them down to size 16. Got nearly as many wooly buggers as egg patterns. I don't know how I'm ever goin to dent the mass of flies I've accumulated this winter. I found myself buying up hoards of new fly boxes to hold them. I haven't even mentioned the largest part of my menagerie, the nymphs.
The funny thing is, I just can't stop tying. There's nothing else to do. As for big streamers for big browns....I'm driving the wagon for that school. I caught more big trout out of the mad river this fall than in all years combined. Caught my first 20" fish of this year a few weeks ago on my fav streamer pattern. Tied on steelhead loop eye hook, daiichi 7999 i think. Grey cross-cut bunny body, grizzly bunny strip wing, head/collar of deer hair. Lead underbody, and brass dumbell eyes w/spirit river domed eyes, and a strand or two of krystal flash tied in. Not a hard tie, looks good to the fisher, realistic to the fish. Tie it on a down eye streamer hook if you want the hook to ride up.