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Skaters, Steelhead Skating Flies


Surface Flies for Steelhead
Steel Plow, Pale Orange - Product Image
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Steel Plow, Pale Orange

Steel Plow,  Pale Orange

A good October Caddis imitation.

Hooking a steelhead on a skated fly is one of the most rewarding experiences in fly fishing.  As we sought out to develop a “top-shelf” steelhead skater we turned to an unlikely source for inspiration - blacksmith John Deere’s original walking steel plow.  Our #4 short-shanked hook acts as a rudder and helps keep the fly in the surface tension even during violent grabs, while the plow handles act as outriggers, giving the fly balance and the simulation of wings. The flash and hackles catch water and light to give indication of movement and life and an orange sighter helps you track this fly across the early morning slicks.

Size 4


Price: $4.99 
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Tube Grease Liner Orange - Product Image
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Tube Grease Liner Orange

The Grease Liner: Favoured classic wake fly for steelhead designed by Mr. Harry Lemire in 1962.


A "must-have" in the fly box if you aim for steelhead in B.C. Canada. The original version of the
Grease liner tied on single hooks… could be difficult to keep skating… this is not a problem with
the tube version from Fishmadman…
– The body of the Tube Grease liner is made of the incomparable Simi Seal dubbing from Mr.
John Rohmer in Arizona (Colour; Canadian Brown)

This a 45 millimeter fly (from front to end of tail) The body is 27 millimeters long – So equivalent of
a # 4 fly.

Comes with hook.

riffling hitch system

Two ways to rig this fly:

1. Riffling hitch system - see image above

2. Tie on like regular tube fly - leader down tube, and tie on hook. Push hook up into tube. 


Price: $5.25 
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BoilerMaker Grillos - Product Image
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BoilerMaker Grillos

BoilerMaker a green butted skunk Steelhead skating fly - good for summer and fall Steelhead. From the North Umpqua to BC rivers.

One size 4, one size 6 in stock. 


Price: $3.49 
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Tube Ska-Opper Natural White, Medium - Product Image
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Tube Ska-Opper Natural White, Medium

The Tube Ska-Opper a modern steelhead wake fly - tied by FishMADMan, Superior tie
This the famous Ska-Opper steelhead pattern devised by the guide and steelheader Mr. Scott
Howell… A modern wake designed to be fished active with a popping stop and go motion.
tied with the Fishmadman Riffling Hitch tube system.

Comes with hook. (Three in stock)

 

Photo is of Natural - this fly has more white on it. White can be a great skating color when nothing else will work.

riffling hitch system

Two ways to rig this fly:

1. Riffling hitch system - see image above

2. Tie on like regular tube fly - leader down tube, and tie on hook. Push hook up into tube.


Price: $6.00 
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DRAGON GURGLER Orange, size 4 - Product Image
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DRAGON GURGLER Orange, size 4

A very good skating and popular pattern for fishing for  Steelhead on the surface.

Good October Caddisfly imitation.


Price: $4.49 
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Noble's After Dinner, Mint Green - Product Image
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Noble's After Dinner, Mint Green

A nice well tied skating muddler imitation. Great for early morning and late evenings for summer and fall Steelhead. Marabou gives the fly lots of action.

Size 4 hook


Price: $3.99 
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Flashback Bug Medium # 4 - Product Image
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Flashback Bug Medium # 4

This fly has done so well sinse we designed it that we know you're going to like the Flashback Bug – It brings together some of the best features from other popular steelhead wake flies and is made with our own highly visible iridescent foam.

Comes with Owner size 4 hook

One in Stock 


Price: $5.29 
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Noble's After Dinner Mint, Purple/Black - Product Image
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Noble's After Dinner Mint, Purple/Black

A nice well tied skating muddler imitation. Great for early morning and late evenings for summer and fall Steelhead. Marabou gives the fly lots of action.

Size 4 hook


Price: $3.99 
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Steelhead Hair Waker Tube Fly - Product Image
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Steelhead Hair Waker Tube Fly

A custom tied skating surface pattern that floats and wakes across the river for Steelhead fishing on the surface.

Fly is tied with Golden Brown Deer hair for tail with orange flashabou underneath, then spun Elk hair for body with Deer collar and wing, finished with foam wing case.

Choice of hooks that come with this fly - see selection below.

Two sizes:

Medium - for most occasions

Large - Off color water and heavier ripples.

(Tube Flies - leader/tippet goes thru the tube and is tied to the eye of the hook, then inserted into orange hook holder on tube. For surface flies this is an advantage as tubes float and helps the waking of the fly. Plus hooks can be changed.) 

Made in the USA Made in the USA by Jeff Layton
Made by a fisherman for fishermen

Custom tied, made in the USA


Price: $6.00 
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October Caddis Skater - Product Image
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October Caddis Skater

Skate it (deer hair head is shaved flat on belly side) or fish it wet. A very effective fall Caddis and Muddler imitation.

Size: 6

Custom tied, made in the USA

 


Price: $3.99 
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Steel Plow, Black/Chartreuse - Product Image
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Steel Plow, Black/Chartreuse

Steel Plow, Black/Chartreuse

Hooking a steelhead on a skated fly is one of the most rewarding experiences in fly fishing.  As we sought out to develop a “top-shelf” steelhead skater we turned to an unlikely source for inspiration - blacksmith John Deere’s original walking steel plow.  Our #4 short-shanked hook acts as a rudder and helps keep the fly in the surface tension even during violent grabs, while the plow handles act as outriggers, giving the fly balance and the simulation of wings. The flash and hackles catch water and light to give indication of movement and life and an orange sighter helps you track this fly across the early morning slicks.

Size 4


Price: $4.79 
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DRAGON GURGLER Natural, size 4 - Product Image
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DRAGON GURGLER Natural, size 4

A very good skating and popular pattern for fishing for  Steelhead on the surface.

 


Price: $4.49 
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McGovney's Skater, Black Orange - Product Image
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McGovney's Skater, Black Orange

A great skater - palmered hackle, rubber legs, deer hair wind, foam for float and wake. This Steelhead Skater has it all.

Good October Caddis Imitation.  

Size 4 


Price: $4.75 
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O-Caddis Skater - Product Image
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O-Caddis Skater

A Steelhead Skater tied on an Ahrex NS110 Nordic Salt Streamer Hook, size 6.

Brown Elk Hair Tail - a two layers of foam for float and waking the water.

Made in the USA Made in the USA by Jeff Layton
Made by a fisherman for fishermen

Custom tied, made in the USA


Price: $3.95 
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Caddis-O-Muddler - Product Image
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Caddis-O-Muddler

A custom tie and design by Grabflies. The name: Caddis-O-Muddler: A Muddler that can imitate a Sculpin, Grass Hopper, and in this case also an October Caddis too. Fish this fly on top, or moving in and out of surface film, or with a sinking tip deep. It catches Steelhead.

Size 6 hook

Tail: Flor Orange Flashabou

Body: Flor Orange Dubbing with Black Saltwater hackle ribbing

Wing: Golden Pheasant Tail

Collar - Head: Orange Elk Hair Spun

 

Made in the USA Made in the USA by Jeff LaytonMade by a fisherman for fishermen

Custom tied, made in the USA


Price: $4.49 
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