Yesterday, we kicked off our 2015 season at BC West. Therefore, we thought it would be appropriate to present you with a step by step of one of the more commonly used steelhead patterns at our lodge over the last few years, Hickman’s Fish Taco.
The Fish Taco was developed by Alaska West alum and steelhead guide, Jeff Hickman, and incorporates a bunch of features we like in a steelhead fly; it’s a breeze to cast, can be tied in virtually any color combination, and looks scary life-like in the water. We’ve seen it take both steelhead and king salmon alike, and would highly recommend it wherever anadramous fish are found.
Hickman’s Fish Taco – Tying Instructions
Tied by Stuart Foxall
This is another fly that’s relatively simple to tie and utilizes materials that are both easy to obtain and to work with. But don’t let this fool you into thinking it’s not an effective pattern. You would do well to have a selection of these babies in your steelhead or salmon box to cover all light and water conditions.