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Top Summer Steelhead Flies

The summer Steelhead season can be divided up into three sub seasons: Spring/early summer, summer, and fall. The flies for summer Steelhead change according to these sub seasons and water conditions.

During the spring season Steelhead are coming into the rivers and often with rivers flowing on the full side. Fish are aggressive and will take winter type Steelhead flies (bigger, and Intruder style flies ).

Summer season often sees Steelhead becoming less aggressive and acting a bit more like trout. Water conditions are lower and warmer, and Steelhead fishing is best early morning and later afternoon and evening hours. Flies are smaller and usually fished higher in the water column.

Fall season finds Steelhead are getting more aggressive as they sexually mature. Depending on water conditions Steelhead can get more territorial and respond to Intruder type flies again, or smaller versions of them.

Below are some suggestions of some top producing flies.


 

 


Neo Classic Methow - Product Image
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Neo Classic Methow

This fly is now tied in a classic tie up, and has been a super effective Steelhead fly. It first started as the Improved Methow Moal, and then evolved into Skagit Methow Leech (which has the record for catching 20 lb Steelhead).

For lower water and summer conditions this same color pattern can be found in this fly and Skagit Leech Lite.

See other Neo Classic patterns (Click Here)

Tied on a:

Custom tied, made in the USA


Price: $4.95 
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Neo Classic, Black/Purple/Red

This fly is now tied in a classic tie up, and has been a very effective Summer/Fall Steelhead fly.

For lower water and summer conditions this same color pattern can be found in this fly and Skagit Leech Lite.

See other Neo Classic patterns (Click Here)

Tied on a:

Custom tied, made in the USA


Price: $4.95 
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Improved Summer Methow Moal

AKA: Two Toned Flash Moal Leech, Blue/Chartreuse

Moal leeches are tied entirely on a string with a trailer hook at the back. This gives the fly greater action than a fly tied on a rigid hook. More fish are landed with the Moal fly as well.

The combination of rabbit fur which has incredible life in the water and flashabou creates an illuminated attraction for fish. A real winner!

Two Toned Flash Moal Leech - Flashabou and rabbit wrapped around a string go together. Moal Leeches have great movement in the water. They wiggle and undulate, which moves the flashabou in wave like motion reflecting colorful light waves as the fly swings across the river. Two Toned (color) Flash Moals have two different colors of flashabou tied in. The tail color is tied in after half the fly is wrapped with rabbit. The head flashabou is tied with a length of 2/3's the fly length. This works much better that two colors of flashabou tied in together at the cone.



Improved Methow Moal Steelhead

Custom tied, made in the USA


Price: $4.00 
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Sno-Cone, Pink/Purple, Red Tail

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.

Size: 6 Hook


Price: $3.89 
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Neo Classic, Black/Purple/Chartreuse - Product Image
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Neo Classic, Black/Purple/Chartreuse

This fly is now tied in a classic tie up, and has been a very effective Summer/Fall Steelhead fly.

For lower water and summer conditions this same color pattern can be found in this fly and Skagit Leech Lite.

See other Neo Classic patterns (Click Here)

Tied on a:

Custom tied, made in the USA


Price: $4.95 
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Mini Fish Taco

Mini Fish Tacos Tied on a FS SENYOS ARTICULATED SHANK 25MM BLACK

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.

Black and Blue Barred no longer available.

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)

Grabflies Full Size Taco's (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: $6.00 
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Mini Rhea Taco

Tied like a Fish Taco Fly but using Rhea instead of Ostrich Plume. This gives the fly a little less silhouette, but with the same action, plus Rhea really stands out and moves in the water.

Easy to cast, and has more movement because of the Rhea.

Size: 2.25 inches

Tied on a FS SENYOS ARTICULATED SHANK 25MM BLACK

Tied with an Owner size twoSSW hook.

For Blue/Black - also see (very popular)

Egg Dropping Methow Rhea Taco, Mini (click here)

 

Mini Rhea Taco Purple/Pink for Steelhead

 

 Mini Rhea Taco, Purple/Pink

Custom tied, made in the USA

 

 


Price: $7.75 
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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 (+)

    Materials:

  • FS SENYOS ARTICULATED SHANK 25MM BLACK
  • 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
  • VEEVUS THREAD
  • Custom tied, made in the USA

     


    Price: $6.50 
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    Lady Caroline, Olive/Gray - Product Image
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    Lady Caroline, Olive/Gray

    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: 6

    The Lady Caroline | first mentioned in George Kelson's "The Salmon Fly", 1895 |

    The Classic Lady Caroline Fly is arguably one of the most recognizable Spey patterns; however unlike traditional Speys, the Lady C is tied with a tail. Tied by (most likely) Geordie Shanks, who was head ghillie at the Gordon Castle (as mentioned in A. E. Knox's Autumns on the Spey). The fly was named after Caroline Elizabeth Gordon Lennox (1844-1934) who was daughter of the Duke of Richmond and Gordon at Gordon Castle. 


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    Blue Charm - Product Image
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    Blue Charm

    Atlantic salmon flies usually don't cross over to become steelhead flies but when they do you know they are extra special.  This is one of those patterns.  This fly features a yellow butt.  the black body and mottled wing plus Kingfisher blue hackle give this a stark contrast to the brighter butt.  This can be fished as your primary searching pattern, or as your follow-up pattern if you miss a fish and want to come back with something smaller and darker.

    Size # 6


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    Steelhead Coachman

    The Coachman was a well known wet fly for trout.  The Steelhead Coachman is a take off of that classic.  It features the same peacock body, but uses a white wing and mottled brown hackling.

    Good Trouty Steelhead Fly

    Size: 4


    Price: $3.49 
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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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    Stu's Bunny Hare Leech Tube, Black/Blue - Product Image
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    Stu's Bunny Hare Leech Tube, Black/Blue

    A rabbit strip leech tied on a plastic glitter tube. The plastic tube is 1.25" long with a fluorescent brass cone on the front. Easy to cast and very effective fish grabbing fly.
    Price: $3.65 
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    Stu's Metal Head Tube, Black/Blue - Product Image
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    Stu's Metal Head Tube, Black/Blue

    Stu Foxall's latest creation is a tube fly utilizing the Pro Sportfisher Ultra Sonic Cones. These cones are made of brass and are slotted. The Ultra Sonic Cone adds some weight to the fly, but is still very easy to lift out of the water due to the venting holes, while maintaining the capability to create a vortex behind the disc, allowing soft materials to swim freely instead of collapsing in hard current.

    Very nice tie up. Make sure you take a long some of these on your next Steelhead fishing trip.

    Comes with hook.


    Price: $4.95 
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    Senyo's OCD, Chartreuse - Product Image
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    Senyo's OCD, Chartreuse

    Senyo's OCD is a great fly in low water conditions because it's unweighted and 3 1/2 inches long. Tied using Senyo's articulated shank, ostrich, and Angel Hair, for a fly that swims well in the water. Shank length: 25mm.

    Size 2 Intruder hook.

    Very nice tie up by Aqua Flies.

    Similar to a Fish Taco - good/great fly for Steelhead.

     


    Price: $4.49 
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    Sno-Cone, Black/Green - Product Image
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    Sno-Cone, Black/Green

    This is a top producing steelhead fly, and tied on the sleek looking Alec Jackson Steelhead Iron for added weight and beauty.

    Size: 5 Hook


    Price: $3.99 
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    The Heisenberg, Kingfisher Blue - Product Image
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    The Heisenberg, Kingfisher Blue

    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.

    Size: 5 hook


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    Egg Dropping Methow Marabou Leech - Product Image
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    Egg Dropping Methow Marabou Leech

    One of Grabflies best color patterns, the Methow (Black/King Fisher Blue/Chartreuse Butt). This Taco fly has the addition of the trailing egg.

    Tied like a Fish Taco Fly but using Marabou instead of Ostrich Plume. This gives the fly a little less silhouette, but with the same action, plus Marabou really moves in the water.

    Size: 3 inches, Size 2 hook

    Also see: Egg Dropping Fish Taco

     

    Mini Size 2" (Click Here)

     

    Custom tied, made in the USA

     

     


    Price: $6.50 
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    Stu's Bunny Hare Leech Tube, Purple/Purple - Product Image
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    Stu's Bunny Hare Leech Tube, Purple/Purple

    A rabbit strip leech tied on a plastic glitter tube. The plastic tube is 1.25" long with a fluorescent brass cone on the front. Easy to cast and very effective fish grabbing fly.
    Price: $3.65 
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    Summer Purple Flash Moal Leech - Product Image
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    Summer Purple Flash Moal Leech

    Moal leeches are tied entirely on a string with a trailer hook at the back. This gives the fly greater action than a fly tied on a rigid hook. More fish are landed with the Moal fly as well.

     I caught 20 steelhead on this fly in 2011. This pattern works!!!

    Jeff Layton

    Custom tied, made in the USA

     

     

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    15 Pound Steelhead Buck caught on red bead, custom Purple Flash Moal Leech

    Price: $3.75 
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    Green Butt Silver Hilton, size 4 - Product Image
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    Green Butt Silver Hilton, size 4

    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. Size: 4

    Green Butt Hilton - great summer and fall Steelhead pattern!

    Also Sea Run Cutthroat love it!

     


    Price: $3.49 
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    Egg Dropping Methow Rhea Taco, Mini - Product Image
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    Egg Dropping Methow Rhea Taco, Mini

    One of Grabflies best color patterns, the Methow (Black/King Fisher Blue/Chartreuse Butt). This Taco fly has the addition of the trailing egg.

    Tied like a Fish Taco Fly but using Rhea instead of Ostrich Plume. This gives the fly a little less silhouette, but with the same action, plus Rhea really stands out and moves in the water.

    Size: 2.5 inches, Size 2 SSW Owner hook

    Also see Rhea Taco (click here) and Fish Taco (click here)

    Custom tied, made in the USA

     

     


    Price: $7.99 
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    Copper Top - Product Image
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    Copper Top

    Black and copper has proven to be an amazing color combo for steelhead, and this fly is the perfect combination of both.

    Size: 6 Hook


    Price: $3.99 
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    Neo Skagit Leech, Methow - Product Image
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    Neo Skagit Leech, Methow

    A custom design by Grabflies. Design idea came from combining the famous Skagit Minnow with the new Intruder style trailing hook. This fly has lots of action in the water with a large profile.

    This Neo Methow Skagit Leech is a smaller version of the original Methow Skagit Leech, which has more black in it. It is tied with a hidden nickle bead - smaller sizes lighter cone. The hidden bead helps prop up the Marabou. The fly swims different, and snags less as the bead will not snag on rocks.

    Regular size has a hidden .25 inch bead, and is three inches long.

    Fly is tied and glued in every step of it's construction - tied to last.

    Size: 2.5, 3 inches| Size 2 Owner hook (want a bigger hook for big Steelhead and Salmon -

    Neo Skagit Ostrich Leech, Methow (Click Here)

    Neo Skagit Leech, Methow CW (Clear Water (Click Here)

    Neo Skagit Bijou Leech, Methow (Click Here)

    Also see other Neo Skagit Leeches  (click here)

    Custom tied, made in the USA


    Price: $8.00 
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    Senyo's OCD, Pink - Product Image
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    Senyo's OCD, Pink

    Senyo's OCD is a great fly in low water conditions because it's unweighted and 3 1/2 inches long. Tied using Senyo's articulated shank, ostrich, and Angel Hair, for a fly that swims well in the water. Shank length: 25mm.

    Size 2 Intruder hook.

    Very nice tie up by Aqua Flies.

    Similar to a Fish Taco - good/great fly for Steelhead.


    Price: $4.49 
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    Neo Skagit Bijou Leech, Klickitat - Product Image
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    Neo Skagit Bijou Leech, Klickitat

    A custom design by Grabflies. Design idea came from combining the famous Skagit Minnow with the new Intruder style trailing hook. This fly has lots of action in the water with a large profile.

    This is a smaller version of the Neo Skagit Leech. It is not a mini, hence the name bijou, smaller, elegant version. It is tied on a FS SENYOS ARTICULATED SHANK 25MM BLACK and is lightly weighted with some 1.5 inches of medium lead wire wrapped around short shank (this is needed for all the materials, weighted enough to make it swim optimally, great movement).

    Fly is 2 inches, long but with some trailing material may drag it out to 2.5 inches. Stinger - trailing hook extends back with mono. Hook can be replaced. Size 2 Owner SSW hook.

    This is a slow tie, I can only tie about two an hour. See Neo Skagit Leeches (Click Here)

    Custom tied, made in the USA

    Price: $7.75 
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    Senyo's OCD, Blue - Product Image
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    Senyo's OCD, Blue

    Senyo's OCD is a great fly in low water conditions because it's unweighted and 3 1/2 inches long. Tied using Senyo's articulated shank, ostrich, and Angel Hair, for a fly that swims well in the water. Shank length: 25mm.

    Size 2 Intruder hook.

    Very nice tie up by Aqua Flies.

    Similar to a Fish Taco - good/great fly for Steelhead.

     


    Price: $4.49 
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    Summer Moal Leech Collection - Product Image
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    Summer Moal Leech Collection

    Moal leeches are tied entirely on a string with a trailer hook at the back. This gives the fly greater action than a fly tied on a rigid hook. More fish are landed with the Moal fly as well.

    Moal Leeches catch more Steelhead!

    Custom Moal Leeches are tied by Grabflies.com in the good old USA. Moal's are tied using the best materials on the market and are tied to last (super glue, 20 lb Braid line (doubled over for 40 LB strength) and, quality hooks.

    If you had to pick one fly to fish for Steelhead with it should be a Moal Leech.

  • (3) 2.5" Two Toned Flash Moal Leech (Purple and Red)
  • (3) 2.5" Black/Purple Moal Leech
  • (3) 2.5" Improved Methow Moal
  • (3) 2" Purple Flash Moal Leech
  • Custom tied, made in the USA

    Price: $48.50 
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    TDF - BH Electric Leech

    Swing this fly, or Nymph this fly, both work great! The hooks used for our nymphs are stout enough to hold the heaviest steelhead or the sea run browns of Tierra del Fuego.Size 4 hook.
    Price: $3.59 
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    Evo Bunny

    Evo Bunny, new for 2018, updated 2019. Tied on a Senyos Articulated Shank, 25mm, Black

    A non-weighted, easy to cast Steelhead fly with lots of action.

    Tied with a trailing egg. This fly has lots of movement with a free moving Rabbit wing.

    Size 2 Owner SSW hook tied with 20 lb mono doubled over.

    See all Evo Bunny Flies (click Here)

    See Evo Bunny Supreme (click Here)

    Custom tied, made in the USA


    Price: $5.75 
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    Muddler Minnow, Gold, size 4

    Muddler, Size 4

    The Muddler Minnow is one of the most popular fly patterns in the world.

    When swinging the Muddler the fly moves in and out of the surface film, enticing Steelhead to the strike.

    Muddlers are also fished subsurface with sinking tip lines. Muddlers because of their deer hair trap lots of shimmering bubbles of air that fish love. Tied by Aqua Flies.

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    Egg Dropping Fish Taco - Product Image
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    Egg Dropping Fish Taco

    One of Grabflies best color patterns, the Methow (Black/King Fisher Blue/Chartreuse Butt). This Taco fly has the addition of the trailing egg.

    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.

    Size: 3  inches, Size 2 hook

     

     

    Custom tied, made in the USA

    Price: $6.00 
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    Senyo's OCD, Black - Product Image
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    Senyo's OCD, Black

    Senyo's OCD is a great fly in low water conditions because it's unweighted and 3 1/2 inches long. Tied using Senyo's articulated shank, ostrich, and Angel Hair, for a fly that swims well in the water. Shank length: 25mm.

    Size 2 Intruder hook.

    Very nice tie up by Aqua Flies.

    Similar to a Fish Taco - good/great fly for Steelhead.

    Price: $4.49 
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    Joe Gert, Purple - Product Image
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    Joe Gert, Purple

    A very good summer Steelhead fly. Purple and rubber legs = action. Size: 4 hook
    Price: $3.25 
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    TDF BH Black UV Leech - Product Image
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    TDF BH Black UV Leech

    Swing this fly, Nymph this leech - it works for Steelhead, Trout, Bass, and Walleye.

    A good Summer Steelhead Fly, Fall Cutthroat.


    Price: $3.59 
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    Flash Fish Taco - Product Image
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    Flash Fish Taco

    Same Profile as the Fish Taco but tied with more Flashabou.

    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. You can get them in almost every color, and if you want to fish them deeper you can add Hot Cones.

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

    Size: 2.5 - 3 inches

    Size 2 trailing hook, hung with 30 lb. Fire Wire loop.

    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.
     
     

    See larger image - (click here)

    Also see Fish Taco Supreme (click here)

    Custom tied, made in the USA


    Price: $6.00 
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    Morrish's Half Breed, Red Head, Steelhead Fly - Product Image
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    Morrish's Half Breed, Red Head, Steelhead Fly

    Morrish's Half Breed Steelhead Fly fly boasts it all and those steelhead want all of it! Natural fibers, synthetic fibers, flashabou, rubber legs, a beadhead, tiny peacock feathers.
    Size: 6

    Price: $3.89 
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    Green Butted Spey Skunk - Product Image
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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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    Improved Methow Moal - Product Image
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    Improved Methow Moal

    AKA: Two Toned Flash Moal Leech, Blue/Chartreuse

    Moal leeches are tied entirely on a string with a trailer hook at the back. This gives the fly greater action than a fly tied on a rigid hook. More fish are landed with the Moal fly as well.

    The combination of rabbit fur which has incredible life in the water and flashabou creates an illuminated attraction for fish. A real winner!

    Two Toned Flash Moal Leech - Flashabou and rabbit wrapped around a string go together. Moal Leeches have great movement in the water. They wiggle and undulate, which moves the flashabou in wave like motion reflecting colorful light waves as the fly swings across the river. Two Toned (color) Flash Moals have two different colors of flashabou tied in. The tail color is tied in after half the fly is wrapped with rabbit. The head flashabou is tied with a length of 2/3's the fly length. This works much better that two colors of flashabou tied in together at the cone.



    Improved Methow Moal Steelhead

    Custom tied, made in the USA


    Price: $4.10 
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    Two Toned Flash Moal Leech, Blue/Chartreuse - Product Image
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    Two Toned Flash Moal Leech, Blue/Chartreuse

    AKA: Improved Methow Moal

    Moal leeches are tied entirely on a string with a trailer hook at the back. This gives the fly greater action than a fly tied on a rigid hook. More fish are landed with the Moal fly as well.

    The combination of rabbit fur which has incredible life in the water and flashabou creates an illuminated attraction for fish. A real winner!

    Two Toned Flash Moal Leech - Flashabou and rabbit wrapped around a string go together. Moal Leeches have great movement in the water. They wiggle and undulate, which moves the flashabou in wave like motion reflecting colorful light waves as the fly swings across the river. Two Toned (color) Flash Moals have two different colors of flashabou tied in. The tail color is tied in after half the fly is wrapped with rabbit. The head flashabou is tied with a length of 2/3's the fly length. This works much better that two colors of flashabou tied in together at the cone.

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    Custom tied, made in the USA


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    Hartwick's Brown/Orange Hilton - Product Image
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    Hartwick's Brown/Orange Hilton

    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.

    A very good traditional summer Steelhead fly -really good in late summer and fall. Has October Caddis coloration.

    Size: 4 hook


    Price: $3.99 
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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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    Two Toned Flash Moal Leech (Purple and Red) - Product Image
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    Two Toned Flash Moal Leech (Purple and Red)

    This flies has fished best with Red cone

    Moal leeches are tied entirely on a string with a trailer hook at the back. This gives the fly greater action than a fly tied on a rigid hook. More fish are landed with the Moal fly as well.

    The combination of rabbit fur which has incredible life in the water and flashabou creates an illuminated attraction for fish. A real winner!

    Two Toned Flash Moal Leech - Flashabou and rabbit wrapped around a string go together. Moal Leeches have great movement in the water. They wiggle and undulate, which moves the flashabou in wave like motion reflecting colorful light waves as the fly swings across the river. Two Toned (color) Flash Moals have two different colors of flashabou tied in. The tail color is tied in after half the fly is wrapped with rabbit. The head flashabou is tied with a length of 2/3's the fly length. This works much better that two colors of flashabou tied in together at the cone.

    Purple/Red Two Toned Flash Moal with Red Hot Bead in photo

    Custom tied, made in the USA

     


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    Custom Blue Flash Moal Leech - Product Image
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    Custom Blue Flash Moal Leech

    Moal leeches are tied entirely on a string with a trailer hook at the back. This gives the fly greater action than a fly tied on a rigid hook. More fish are landed with the Moal fly as well.

    The combination of rabbit fur which has incredible life in the water and flashabou creates an illuminated attraction for fish. A real winner!

    Custom tied, made in the USA


     


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    Custom Purple Flash Moal Leech - Product Image
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    Custom Purple Flash Moal Leech

    Moal leeches are tied entirely on a string with a trailer hook at the back. This gives the fly greater action than a fly tied on a rigid hook. More fish are landed with the Moal fly as well.

     I caught 20 steelhead on this fly in 2011. This pattern works!!!

    Jeff Layton

    Custom tied, made in the USA

     

     

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    15 Pound Steelhead Buck caught on red bead, custom Purple Flash Moal Leech

    Price: $3.75 
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    Fish Taco, Fly - Product Image
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    Fish Taco, Fly

    (NEW Colors)

    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. You can get them in almost every color, and if you want to fish them deeper you can add Hot Cones.

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

    Size: 2.5 - 3 inches

    Size 2 Owner trailing 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.
     

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    Custom tied, made in the USA


    Price: $6.00 
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    Freight Train

    Freight Train Fly utilizes a proven combination of colors and a classic profile. A top-producing summer steelhead fly. A favorite on the Deschutes River

    Size: 6

    Pink and purple flies are a favorite of summer steelhead.  This is a proven pattern that should occupy some space in your steelhead selection.


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    Green Butt Skunk

    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.

    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,

    Size: 4

    Also see Green Butt Spey Skunk (click here)


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    Moal Leech - Product Image
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    Moal Leech

    Moal leeches are tied entirely on a string with a trailer hook at the back. This gives the fly greater action than a fly tied on a rigid hook. More fish are landed with the Moal fly as well.

    The tried and True Mother of all Leeches. The classic Strung Out MOAL (Mother of all Leeches) is the one thst started it all. Invented by Derek Fergus is is one heck of a pattern. These really are a pattern you need if you hunt Steelhead. Because we use a Octopus hook the short shank holds fish far better allowing more fish to hand. Because it is tied on a string (gel spun) the fly tends to wiggle and swim in the current. Specially swinging them.


    Size 2 trailing hook - 2.5 - 3" long  (custom flies tied with bead heads)

    Also see Summer Moal Leeches, 2 1/4 inches (Click Here)

     

     

    The Moal Leech catches Steelhead in all conditions. Add it to your fly box. You will never look back.

    "I wanted to thank you for your fast service and a great product.  I have
    been fly fishing for over forty years and have caught hundreds of trout and
    salmon and even a few bonefish but I had never caught a steelhead on a fly
    before last weekend.  With my fifth cast of your black and purple MOAL into
    a nice Clackamas riffle I hooked and landed a small hatchery summer hen.  I
    attached a picture although it doesn't show the fly too well (my hands were
    still shaking)." -
    Paul Boucher

    Paul

    Custom tied, made in the USA


    Price: $4.00 
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    MOAL Rhoid, Black - Product Image
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    MOAL Rhoid, Black

    These are small Moal Leeches with trailing eggs, now tied custom using UV2 Eggs

    Custom Tied Now by Grabflies

    A great fly for any Alaska - fishing for rainbows, chinook, coho or sockeye. This fly is also a great coastal winter steelhead fly, particularly in small streams.

    Good Summer Steelhead Leech Pattern as well as for Sea Run Cutthroat Trout, and Dollies.

    Size 4 hook - 2" long

    Size 2 hook - 3" long


    Price: $3.50 
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    Summer Moal Leech - Product Image
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    Summer Moal Leech

    Summer Moal Leeches, Custum Tied by Grabflies.

    Moal leeches are tied entirely on a string with a trailer hook at the back. This gives the fly greater action than a fly tied on a rigid hook. More fish are landed with the Moal fly as well.

    Summer Moal Leeches are smaller versions of the full size Moal Leech, one inch shorter. These are 2 1/4 inches long with a #4 hook. This smaller Moal is great for lower and more clear waters. They are also good for trout. Sea Run Cutthroat.

     

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    Summer Moal Leeches move spooky summer Steelhead in lower clear water. They also represent actual leeches at this size, and become a member of the food chain.

    Custom tied, made in the USA


    Price: $3.75 
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    Two Toned Flash Moal Leech - Product Image
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    Two Toned Flash Moal Leech

    Moal leeches are tied entirely on a string with a trailer hook at the back. This gives the fly greater action than a fly tied on a rigid hook. More fish are landed with the Moal fly as well.

    The combination of rabbit fur which has incredible life in the water and flashabou creates an illuminated attraction for fish. A real winner!

    Two Toned Flash Moal Leech - Flashabou and rabbit wrapped around a string go together. Moal Leeches have great movement in the water. They wiggle and undulate, which moves the flashabou in wave like motion reflecting colorful light waves as the fly swings across the river. Two Toned (color) Flash Moals have two different colors of flashabou tied in. The tail color is tied in after half the fly is wrapped with rabbit. The head flashabou is tied with a length of 2/3's the fly length. This works much better that two colors of flashabou tied in together at the cone.

    Purple/Red Two Toned Flash Moal with Red Hot Bead in photo

    Custom tied, made in the USA

     


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    UV2 Crystal Bugger BH Purple - Product Image
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    UV2 Crystal Bugger BH Purple

    Woolly Buggers are a great catch all fly pattern. If you had to choose one color for catching steelhead, black or purple would be your best bet. This is a nice small bugger for Steelhead and Trout.

    Size 6


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    Senyo's Artificial Intelligence, Purple/Black - Product Image
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    Senyo's Artificial Intelligence, Purple/Black

    The Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) is a searching style attractor baitfish pattern. Due to its synthetic build, this fly pattern is extremely durable, lightweight, and provides a serious amount of movement while it swims. The A.I. holds a great profile, retains its shimmer and translucency, and is the perfect option to combat changing water conditions. A proven pattern across the Great Lakes Region to Canadian/Alaskan waters and the West Coast.

    This fly has lots of movement for Steelhead.


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    Black/Purple Moal Supreme - Product Image
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    Black/Purple Moal Supreme

    A Moal Leech as good as it gets. Tied with hook holder to help prevent hook fouling, and natural Micro Barred Voodoo Fibers

    for legs.

    Moal leeches are tied entirely on a string with a trailer hook at the back. This gives the fly greater action than a fly tied on a rigid hook. More fish are landed with the Moal fly as well.

    Custom Moal Leeches are tied by Grabflies.com in the good old USA. Moal's are tied using the best materials on the market and are tied to last (super glue, Berkley Fireline Braid 20 LB (double over for 40 LB strength) and, quality Owner size 2 hook.

     

    Custom tied, made in the USA


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    Klickitat Moal Supreme - Product Image
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    Klickitat Moal Supreme

    A Moal Leech as good as it gets. Tied with hook holder to help prevent hook fouling, and natural Micro Barred Voodoo Fibers for legs.

    Moal leeches are tied entirely on a string with a trailer hook at the back. This gives the fly greater action than a fly tied on a rigid hook. More fish are landed with the Moal fly as well.

    Custom Moal Leeches are tied by Grabflies.com in the good old USA. Moal's are tied using the best materials on the market and are tied to last (super glue, Berkley Fireline Braid 20 LB (double over for 40 LB strength) and, quality Owner size 2 hook.

     

    Custom tied, made in the USA


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    Street Walker, Purple - Product Image
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    Street Walker, Purple

    A very good low water summer Steelhead fly. A good Deschutes River, Oregon fly. Size 6
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    HoBo Spey - Product Image
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    HoBo Spey

    HoBo Spey - custom tied by Grabflies using quality (best) materials:

    A great time tested and proven Steelhead pattern. Black and blue is money for Steelhead. HoBo has lots of movement in soft water because of the Marabou. Grabflies ties this pattern with a dubbing ball before Intruder Prop hackle and then black Marabou. This stops the Marabou from collapsing flat, but instead gives the fly shape and movement.

    Also see Fish Taco (click here)

    Custom tied, made in the USA


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    Morning Thunder

    A great summer Steelhead fly. Very effective on the Deschutes, Grande Ronde, and low water conditions anywhere.

    So much steelheading with a fly takes place at first light.  That grab you get will jolt you awake like a thunder clap on a camping trip.  There's something about Kingfisher blue that steelhead love.  Tied on the sleek looking Alec Jackson Steelhead Iron for added weight and beauty.

    Size #5


    Price: $4.29 
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    Mykiss Muddler

    Mykiss Muddler tied by Rio

    Everyone who swings flies for steelhead needs muddlers in their boxes.  RIO’s Mykiss Muddler is a beautiful version you will want to add to your collection.  It will also be the one you reach for first on your next outing.  The flat head causes this muddler to dive into fishing position quickly.  This fly’s happy place is being swung on a floating line just slightly below the surface.  Tied on a #5 Black Alec Jackson Steelhead Iron.


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    Neo Skagit Bijou Leech, Methow - Product Image
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    Neo Skagit Bijou Leech, Methow

    A custom design by Grabflies. Design idea came from combining the famous Skagit Minnow with the new Intruder style trailing hook. This fly has lots of action in the water with a large profile.

    This is a smaller version of the Neo Skagit Leech. It is not a mini, hence the name bijou, smaller, elegant version. It is tied on a FS SENYOS ARTICULATED SHANK 25MM BLACK and is lightly weighted with some 1.5 inches of medium lead wire wrapped around short shank (this is needed for all the materials, weighted enough to make it swim optimally, great movement).

    Fly is 2 inches, long but with some trailing material may drag it out to 2.5 inches. Stinger - trailing hook extends back with mono. Hook can be replaced. Size 2 Owner SSW hook.

    This is a slow tie, I can only tie about two an hour. See Neo Skagit Leeches (Click Here)

    Custom tied, made in the USA

    Price: $7.75 
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    Evo Bunny Supreme

    The Evo Bunny Supreme is weighted enough to get the rabbit down - swims great. The fly is tied with weighted wire (.025 - .030). This is used to create an enlarged body that helps keep the rabbit wing swimming higher and off the hook to help prevent fouling - see photo. I've been working a long time playing with methods to do this. Here it is!

    Size: 2 - 2.5 inches

    Materials:

    • Owner SSW #2 Hook
    • Plastic 5mm UV Egg
    • 20 lb Mono
    • Lady Amherst Center tail

    Custom tied, made in the USA

    Price: $6.75 
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    Sno-Cone, Pink/Purple

    This is a top producing steelhead fly, and tied on the sleek looking Alec Jackson Steelhead Iron for added weight and beauty.

    Size: 5 Hook


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    Evo Bunny Supreme 2

    The Evo Bunny Supreme 2 is weighted enough to get the rabbit down - swims great. The fly is tied with weighted wire (.025 - .030). This is used to create an enlarged body that helps keep the rabbit wing swimming higher and off the hook to help prevent fouling - see photo. I've been working a long time playing with methods to do this. Here it is!

    Size: 2 - 2.5 inches

    Materials:

    • Owner SSW #2 Hook
    • Plastic 5mm UV Egg
    • 60 lb braid line (Supreme 2 uses braid line and tubing with flash tinsel glued over, this keep to hook align but still flexible. Hook can be turned in tubing.)
    • Small Hool Holder Tubing
    • Shank
    • Lady Amherst Center tail

     

    Custom tied, made in the USA

     Also see Evo Bunny Supreme (click here)


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    Martini Olive, Olive/Grizzly - Product Image
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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


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    Methow Moal Supreme CW - Product Image
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    Methow Moal Supreme CW

    A Moal Leech as good as it gets. Tied with hook holder to help prevent hook fouling, and natural Micro Barred Voodoo Fibers for legs.

    Moal leeches are tied entirely on a string with a trailer hook at the back. This gives the fly greater action than a fly tied on a rigid hook. More fish are landed with the Moal fly as well.

    Custom Moal Leeches are tied by Grabflies.com in the good old USA. Moal's are tied using the best materials on the market and are tied to last (super glue, Braid line 20 LB (double over for 40 LB strength) and, quality Owner size 2 hook.

    Methow Moal Supreme CW (CW = Clear water)

    Size: 2.5 "


    Custom tied, made in the USA


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