Steelhead Fabrications is the creative outlet of John Hicks. His love of metalworking was fostered by his blacksmithing grandfather and the tremendous support from his family and friends. His inspiration is taken from the world around us, with a special focus on the aquatic environment. John's training began in Gramps' blacksmithing shop in Ellensburg, Washington, was expanded at the Minnesota School of Horseshoeing and Blacksmithing and honed by his environmental chemistry training.
The work on this site is dedicated to the memory of his grandfather, James A. Hicks...a truly great man, who always had time for his grandchildren, no matter how busy he was. The JH Logo you see on most of John's work was Gramps's touch mark and cattle brand which has now been passed down to John.