Muddlers have always been a good fly for steelhead and when the river drops in early May I'll be giving these a swing through the riffles.
These are fairly simple to tie:
Hook: Ajec Jackson #5
Body: Orange Diamond Braid
Gills: a small amount of red Angora Goat dubbing
Wing: orange squirrel tail, 4 strands of orange krystal flash, 2 slips of motled turkey
Collar & Head: orange deer hair