Tim Tollett's Sexy 60's Crab - 18:55

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From Tim:

My dad, Harold Tollett, got me started fly fishing in 1962. I started working for Walton Powell, of Powell Rod fame, in 1968 tying flies, and also helped build fiberglass rods and rod components. In 1977, I moved to Dillon Montana, and began working for Al Troth guiding on the Beaverhead and Big Hole Rivers. In 1980 my wife, Teresa, and I opened Frontier Anglers.
Over theyears I have been fortunate to travel and fish some of the world's finest fly fishing waters. From Alaska, Belize, New Zealand, Chile, Bahamas, Argentina, and Canada, to most all of the western states. I have had the true pleasure of guiding some of our world leaders such as President Carter, as well as other famous people.

This particular fly is a multi-purpose salt pattern that has proven itself again and again.

Recipe:

  • Hook: TMC 800s in 2, 4, 6, 8
  • Thread: Flat A Pink
  • Eyes: Size 3/16" gold Real Eyes w/ brigh orange stick on eyes
  • Tail: Light Tan marabou w/ 3 clear/hot Wiggle legs
  • Body: guts of dyed Super Pearlescent Mylar Tubing, size XL (light blue, yellow, light Pink, lime, and pearl)
  • Under Body: 3 sets clear /lt brown Wiggle Legs
  • Weed Guard: .22" Mason hard mono

Steve Potter Sawyer Nymph - 9:32

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For the last ten years, Steve has demonstrated his tying skills in Oregon,
Idaho, Montana and California at Federation of Fly Fishing events. He has
tied at the International sportsman's Expositions in Sacramento, San Mateo
and Pleasanton, California. Steve has also tied at the Fly Fishing Show in
San Rafael, California.

Steve enjoys fly fishing the California Delta for Largemouth and Striped
Bass. He also takes pleasure in fishing the neighboring Sierra's for
various species of trout. He is a member of the Tracy Fly Fishers, enjoying
the club functions, speakers and the camaraderie of its members. He is a
proud member of the Whiting and Daiichi Pro Teams.

Tim Tollet's Smidget - 7:53

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From Tim:

My dad, Harold Tollett, got me started fly fishing in 1962. I started working for Walton Powell, of Powell Rod fame, in 1968 tying flies, and also helped build fiberglass rods and rod components. In 1977, I moved to Dillon Montana, and began working for Al Troth guiding on the Beaverhead and Big Hole Rivers. In 1980 my wife, Teresa, and I opened Frontier Anglers.
Over theyears I have been fortunate to travel and fish some of the world's finest fly fishing waters. From Alaska, Belize, New Zealand, Chile, Bahamas, Argentina, and Canada, to most all of the western states. I have had the true pleasure of guiding some of our world leaders such as President Carter, as well as other famous people.

The Smidget is an amazingly effective fly for large trout. Big Trout find the Smidget attractive no matter how it is fished - dry, in the film, or as a nymph. The color of McFlyfoam you choose depends on local hatches. But all colors work, especially pink.

Recipe:

  • Hook: TMC 2488, fished wet. Daiichi 1640 for fishing it dry
  • Thread: 8/0 Uni Thread, in lt Cahill, Olive, Rust, or Brown
  • Tail: Lt Brown, Olive, Red, or Grey Antron body yarn
  • Body: 8/0 Uni Thread, in lt Cahill, Olive, Rust, or Brown
  • Overbody: McFlyfoam in Lt Yellow, Flats Crab Tan, McCheese, Grey, January, Grey/Olive, or any color you'd like to try
  • Hackle: Grizzly, Lt Dun, Dark Dun, Barred Ginger
  • Head: A small tuff of McFlyfoam

Harley Reno's Brillo Pad - 7:37

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Harley W. Reno holds a B.S. and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Zoology (Specialty- sensory anatomy in fishes). He retired after 34 years of professorial duty as a biologist, environmental engineer, and systems engineer, and 25 years of Engineering and environmental duty in the oil, gas, and coal mining industries and nuclear waste management programs of the U.S. Department of Energy. He also spent 50 years guiding all over the United States, in Mexico, and Canada. He still floats and guides, although without remuneration, on rivers throughout the inter-montane west.

The Brillo Pad is a heavy, weighted fly that is easy to tie and fun to fish. The fly is fished fast under the surface or down to about 24 inches, depending on the speed of the current, with three short, quick upward twitches of the rod tip intermingled with three short strips which individually collect slack that builds in the line between twitches. This is a streamer that is fished totally by sight, although some strikes are so vicious and explosive that visibility isn't necessary.

Recipe:

  • Hook: Mustad 9674 sizes 4 or 6
  • Thread: Danville's 3/0 waxed fly master thread
  • Bead: Brass, copper, or silver bead in 7/32 or 3/16
  • Weight: 4" strand .20 or .15 lead wire (optional)
  • Tail: Six to Eight strands Flashabou in brass, copper, or silver (match to bead)
  • Hackle: UV Polar Chenille in olive-copper ultraviolet, copper uv, uv silver, or clear

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