GrabFlies.com is located at:
3311 Canyon Creek Rd.
Washougal WA 98671
Jeff Layton is the owner of GrabFlies. Jeff Layton Swing's Flies for Steelhead.
Grabflies is a specialty fly shop run by Jeff Layton (one man show) for the pursuit of catching Steelhead and Salmon.
Jeff has produced over a dozen videos, some of which can be watched (here). When Jeff isn't in the shop tying flies, he usually is on the river. Please contact Jeff for shop hours.
Grabflies sells and ties quality Steelhead flies, fly tying materials, Steelhead gear and accessories. All custom Steelhead flies are tied by Jeff Layton.
Jeff Layton also teaches two handed Spey and single hand fly casting lessons. Private lessons are $40.00/hour.
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TUBE FLIES IS OUR SPECIALTY - SURFACE FISHING IS OUR SPORT
Rivers that Jeff fishes: Bogachiel, Campbell, Chetco, Clackamas, Clearwater, Cowlitz, Deschutes, Gold, Grand Ronde, Hoh, Kalama, Kalum, Klickitat, East Fork Lewis, North Fork Lewis, Nimpkish, Methow, North Umpqua, Quinault, Rogue, Sandy, Skeena, South Fork Toutle, Vedder, Washougal, and Wilson.
I love fly fishing.
When I began fly fishing as a boy at the age of twelve. I left behind the gear and the bait, which was fine during the summer and fall months but presented challenges during the winter and high waters of spring. But I pursued on in my purist commitment to be a fly fishermen.
I love the meditative feel of swinging a fly in a grand river. Something I seem to never get enough of. So I cast and mend, swing and wait for the grab. Over and over again I do this and two step my way down the river.
When I'm fishing I often see guided drift boats taking the clients down the river nymphing their way to hookups. And I hear and see their success. I also see guided drift boats with gear fishermen doing the same thing with bait or highly colored gear and to me it all looks the same.
A fly fishing adage "It all in the presentation and not the fly". Presentation is important, but that only applies when comparing one angler to the other. For the fly angler it is all about the fly.
So when I hear that the winter Steelhead are not biting swinging flies and that you need to nymph. I smile and tie on a fly that will motivate the Steelhead to move. It's all about motivation for both the fish and the fishermen.
What motivates you?