Doug McKnight's Sweetgrass Hopper - 13:53

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Livingston tier and guide Doug McKnight hails originally from Pensylvania, but now lives in Livingston, MT. He is currently a fly designer for Umpqua Feather Merchants and also creates beautiful display flies in custom shadow boxes.

If you would like to learn more about Doug's custom work you can reach him at dougmfish406@gmail.com.

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RECIPE:

  • Hook: #6-10 2xl nymph hook
  • Thread: UTC 140 Hopper Yellow
  • Body: Rainy's Crosslink foam 4mm, cream or tan
  • Legs: Rainy's Barred Rubber legs, tan or Yellow
  • Wingcase: Tan opaque Razor foam
  • Wing: Tan Neer Hair, or Antron yarn

Rick's Rhycophila - 10:43

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Rick started flyfishing at the age of six, at an uncle's cabin in Minnesota for bluegill. Flyfishing quickly became a lifetime pursuit in Colorado, with Rick spending a lot of time fishing Colorado's South Platte while he attended Denver University. He then started guiding with mentor Steve Herter at Elk Trout lodge in Colorado, and later in Wyoming, Utah, and Montana. Rick guided Jackson Hole's One Fly for ten years, and also spent many summers guiding on Montana's Bighorn and Yellowstone Rivers. Later, Rick went on to host ESPN's FLY FISHING AMERICA, traveling and fishing extensively around the U.S. Rick has fished for trout, steelhead and salmon all over the world. If Rick has one passion in fishing, it's steelhead fishing with two handed spey rods. Rick is a great fly tier, and his classic spey flies are works of art. In the winter he works on the ski hills and in the summers he works at at George Anderson's Yellowstone Angler.

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RECIPE:

  • 8/O Olive thread
  • 200r Tiemco Hook
  • Scud Back 1/8 inch tan
  • Insect Green Beaver Dubbing
  • Gold Wire
  • Pheasant tail Tippets
  • Rust Colored Beaver Dubbing

Doug McKnight Whisper Shrimp - 11:30

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Livingston tier and guide Doug McKnight hails originally from Pensylvania, but now lives in Livingston, MT. He is currently a fly designer for Umpqua Feather Merchants and also creates beautiful display flies in custom shadow boxes.

If you would like to learn more about Doug's custom work you can reach him at dougmfish406@gmail.com

We would also like to thank the Federation of Fly Fishers for allowing us to film in their beautiful library. If you aren't a member of FFF, please take a look at their site and see what they are all about.

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RECIPE:

  • Hook: Std. Saltwater #1/0-8
  • Thread: UTC 140 color to suit
  • Tail: Tan craft fur or Polar fiber, orange pearl crystal flash
  • Antennae: Long strands of Black Pearl crystal flash, white spanflex colored with pink, tan sharpie markers
  • Eyes: Shrimp/crab eyes
  • Claws: Pair of rooster neck hackles
  • Hackle: large rooster neck hackle for collar
  • Body: Antron crystal chenille, tan

Marc Petitjean - 4:36

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From Marc:

I learned to fish like the kids in the great movie "A River Runs Through It": Nearly 35 yearsMarc Petitjean ago - when I was a seven year old boy - my grandfather took me fishing for the first time . In France where we lived. I was allowed to catch little baitfish. Some years later - and with stronger arms - I caught my first trout and I remember it like yesterday. - The rod was 4 meters long, made out of Bamboo and the bait was a natural may-fly (Ephemera danica, imago) which had to be handled as carefully as a snow-flake. My first experiences of fly-fishing used an old split-cane rod of my grandfather and an even older line which had to be greased every five or ten casts! This was not a very efficient way to catch fish, but I learned a lot! In Switzerland, where I moved in 1978, I had my first contact with a cdc-fly. It was at a dinner among fishermen when my friend Bruno - who had poor eyesight - asked me to tie him a visible fly which floated nicely. Because I was very proud of that request and did not want to lose face I began a study of local cdc-flies. Those patterns used cdc-hackles, no wings and classical bodies made of silk or other materials. Worried, not wanting to copy those local flies, I developed a new concept of also tying the body with a cdc-feather: This product a perfect conical body, which floated even in riffles and rapids. Bruno and later many more fishermen in Europe, were very pleased with the simple but efficient new way to tie a fly. I have been a professional fly-tier since 1990 and today more and more anglers are convinced that those tiny and inconspicuous feathers are the best a fly fisherman can have wrapped around a hook: They are good for dry-flies, for emergers, for nymphs, for streamers and even for salmon flies or saltwater-patterns. I love them and think you will too!

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