Our wild and crazy friend and fishing buddy Jeff Hickman knows Steelhead, Salmon, Trout, and the flies they love to eat. His innovative and effective fly patterns are featured by Idylwilde Flies, and we fish these sweeties all the time. Sometimes we tie our own, but often we just buy them out of the bins at the Caddis Fly: no time to tie them and no way to do better than Idylwilde’s commercial offerings that Jeff has personally approved.
Hickman’s Flash Taco is one of these hot flies. Tied here on Fish Skull Articulated Shanks, we have come close to the official Hickman/Idylwilde fly. This fly uses a new Holographic Flashabou color, is light, casts easily, and fishes on sink tips to put us in the steelhead zone.
The colors shown here are an effective combination, and you can mix it up, combining different colors and sizes to suit your personal style and the places where you fish. This fly is a steelhead and Chinook attractor among the best of the best.
Jeff Hickman’s Flash Taco
Shank/Hook: Fish Skull Articulated shank 35mm/Gamakatsu Octopus #2
Stinger Line: Maxima or Fireline
Thread: Lagartun 150 Shrimp Pink
Butt: Chartreuse Ultra Chenille standard
Body: Hot Pink Trilobal Chenille Small
Palmer Hackle: Fl. Cerise Chinese Saddle
Collar: Ice Wing Fiber Blue Purple Back, Holographic Flashabou Pink, Strung Guinea Hot Pink