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Mini Fish Taco


Jeff Hickman designed the Fish Taco Spey fly specifically for Steelhead and Salmon. When Jeff Hickman gets hungry he thinks of one of his favorite things to eat - fish tacos.

The Fish Taco was designed to be un-weighted and easy to cast with lots of movement.

Like Fish Tacos - a favorite dish for hungry fly fishermen, and every cook has their own recipe. Grabflies has its recipe and custom ties these Fish Tacos by hand in Washougal, Washington.

Grabflies likes to tie Fish Tacos that are spicy and hot, and full and juicy. These Fish Tacos are delicious offerings for Steelhead and Salmon.

Since these Tacos are custom tied, Grabflies offers them in many different flavors and tie ups.

Jeff Hickman likes to fish Purple Tacos in the morning, bright colors during the day, and black in the evening/dark.

Size: 2.25 inches

Size 2 trailing hook SSW Oowner Hook.

Also See Fish Taco's by Aqua Flies, ready to ship: Pink (click here) and Purple (click here), and Senyo's OCD flies (Click Here)


These custom tied Fish Taco's (allow 3-4 days to tie) are tied with un-weighted thread heads.


Custom tied, made in the USA

Price: $8.75 

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Green Butted Spey Skunk

Tied Spey style with long flowing Black Marabou Hackle.

The Green Butt Skunk is the most popular summer steelhead fly in the Northwest.

Traditional wet-fly swing. If the water temperature is below 52 degrees, consider using a sink-tip line with a 4-6 foot leader.

There well have been more summer Steelhead caught on a Skunk, or Green Butted Skunk fly pattern that any other single pattern around. A must in every Steelhead Fly Fishermen's Fly box.

Size: 3 2051 Alec Jackson Black Spey Hook, Size 3

Custom tied, made in the USA


Price: $5.75 

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Orange Pheasant Wing Spey

A nice natural Spey Fly for late summer and fall Steelhead.

Daiichi Alec Jackson Spey Hook, Size 3

Custom tied, made in the USA



Price: $5.50 

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Pheasant Bug Natural

Pheasant has a magical quality of movement in the water. Steelhead Pheasant Bug is a great summer and fall Steelhead fly.

When summer Steelhead hold they start to act like trout. During this time more natural presentations produce.

Tail: Golden Pheasant

Body: Golden Dubbing

Tag and Rib: Gold Tinsel

Wing: Golden Pheasant Tail and a few fibers of Flash

Hackle: Golden Pheasant

Size: 4

Also see: Steelhead Pheasant Bug

Custom tied, made in the USA

Price: $4.95 

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EVO Fireball Bug

This fly was tweaked from "Evo Mini" with the addition of the egg fireball and a few other changes.

 EVO Fireball Bug a great all season Steelhead fly. This fly can be casted easily.

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  • I designed EVO so it can be fished with either a Skagit or Scandi line. I use a lot of the same proven color patterns that I know work but every fly pattern has it own silhouette, movement, sinkability rate, and castability.

    Also see:

    Evo Bunny Supreme (click here)

    Evo Bunny (click here)

    EVO Swimming in tank (+)


  • Senyo's Intruder Trailer Hook Wire (now 20 lb Mono)
  • Daiichi Intruder Hook, D2557 or Owner Hook (size 2)
  • Egg Beads
  • Ice Dub
  • Schlappen
  • Lady Amherst Center tail
  • Extra Select Strung Marabou | Marabou Strung Blood Quills
  • Micro Barred Voodoo Fibers 
  • Guinea Hackle
  • Flashabou
  • Custom tied, made in the USA


    Price: $6.50 

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    Martini Olive, Olive/Grizzly

    The traditional summer steelhead flies were developed on the fabled rivers of the Pacific Northwest, such as the Umpqua, Deschutes, and the Rogue. Our traditional summer steelhead flies are tied on a black nickel, up-turned eye, salmon hook. Special orders can be tied on Gamakatsu, Daiichi, or Maruto hooks.

    A very nice tie.

    A great Steelhead Pattern for Summer and Fall.

    Size: 3 hook

    Price: $3.99 

    Hilton Spey Muddler - Product Image
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    Hilton Spey Muddler

    A modified design of the Silver Hilton. Tied on a 2051 Alec Jackson Black Spey Hook, Size 3 with enough head room to tie a Riffle Hitch for Skating.

    You can fish this fly wet or near the surface - waking in and out of the surface film, or on top. The head is black spun deer belly hair, but not too much that it can't be fished wet. Just the right about to do both surface or sub surface.
    Two color patterns - select below.

    Custom tied, made in the USA

    Price: $4.95 

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