Wayne Luallen Ties his CDC Emerger - 13:31

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Wayne has tied most every type of fly he could get his vise clamped onto since 1974. He has demonstrated at numerous local, regional, national, and international events, including National FFF Conclaves since 1980. His work has been published in several magazines and books in the U.S. as well as Europe, including Tying the Classic Salmon Fly edited by Mike Radencich, and more recently Wayne tied the flies for Basic Fly Tying: All the Skills and Tools You Need to Get Started edited by Jon Rounds, photographed by Mike Radencich, and illustrated by John McKim. Wayne received the Wayne “Buz” Buszek Memorial Fly Tying Award in 1991. Wayne is especially fond of teaching the details of fly tying through better understanding of the nature of tying materials as well as better application and use of tying thread.

RECIPE

  • Hook: Daiichi 1260, #14-16 or Daiichi 1130, #16-20
  • Thread: Danville’s Flymaster 6/0
  • Tail: Zelon or Microzelon
  • Abdomen: Ringneck or Golden Pheasant tail feather barbs
  • Thorax: Dubbing blend
  • Wing: CDC, Type #2 feather
  • Head: Dubbed Whip Finish

Also See Wayne's Stuck Shuck Midge and his CDC Spinner, and his V-wing Mayfly..

Or go see our library of Dry Fly Patterns.

Boots Allen Quad Bunny - 13:52

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This pattern is used for Taimen, Lenok, Pike, Browns, and cutties. Boots has specifically used it a lot in Mongolia, Russia, and Kasakhstan.

Boots Allen is a third generation guide and outfitter from Western Wyoming. Over the last 18 years, he has had the opportunity to fish and guide at destinations around the world, including Argentina, Russia, Mongolia, Kazakhstan, Costa Rica, British Columbia, and the streams of the Rocky Mountain West. He has pened numerous articles for fly fishing magazines such as Fly Tyer, The Fly Fishing and Tying Journal, The Drake, and Sports Afield. Boots has used his creations at the fly tying vise for a variety of game fish including taimen, pike, lenok, sea-run brown trout, steelhead, pacific salmon, snook, roosterfish, redfish, and almost every imaginable species of trout.

Recipe:

  • Hook: Mustad 34011, Size 1/0.
  • Thread: Black 3/0 Flat Wax Nylon
  • Bead: Tungsten Cone and Bead Combo
  • Underbody: Olive Magnum Zonker Strip
  • Overbody: Black Magnum Zonker Strip.
  • Lateral Line: Barred Red Zonker Strip
  • Collar: Peacock Herl

Also see other flies by Boots.

Wayne Luallen ties the V-wing Mayfly - 12:19

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Wayne has tied most every type of fly he could get his vise clamped onto since 1974. He has demonstrated at numerous local, regional, national, and international events, including National FFF Conclaves since 1980. His work has been published in several magazines and books in the U.S. as well as Europe, including Tying the Classic Salmon Fly edited by Mike Radencich, and more recently Wayne tied the flies for Basic Fly Tying: All the Skills and Tools You Need to Get Started edited by Jon Rounds, photographed by Mike Radencich, and illustrated by John McKim. Wayne received the Wayne “Buz” Buszek Memorial Fly Tying Award in 1991. Wayne is especially fond of teaching the details of fly tying through better understanding of the nature of tying materials as well as better application and use of tying thread.

RECIPE

  • Hook: Daiichi 1110, #14-22
  • Thread: Danville’s Flymaster 6/0
  • Tail: Most any hard hair or synthetic or Zelon
  • Abdomen: Thread or dubbing blend
  • Rib: Twisted thread
  • Thorax: Dubbing blend
  • Wing/Hackle: Whiting Farms Rooster Cape or Saddle feather
  • Head: Tying thread

Also See Wayne's Stuck Shuck Midge and his CDC Spinner.

Or go see our library of Dry Fly Patterns.

Dave Tucker and the Lady Caroline - 6:05

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According to his mother, Dave began fishing with an actual fly while backpacking in Idaho's Sawtooth Mountains. Such trips were an inspiration for Dave. Returning home, he would scrounge materials and begin tying. This teenage hobby continued after high school as Dave perfected his famous patterns. Teaming with Ken McGee and others, Dave began commercial fly tying in 1977. In addition to owning a Boise fly shop for seventeen years, his efforts and skill earned international awards for his exceptional flies. The accolades continued in another facet of Dave's involvement with fishing, as he has guided senators, ambassadors, media personnel, entertainers and hundreds of "everyday anglers." In yet another direction, Dave attended Mel Kreiger's famous casting school and was certified Fly Fishing Federation Flycasting Instructor. The list goes on: Dave has studied fly casting under Joan Wulff, worked with school districts to develop fishing programs, and mastered single-handed and spey casting. If it involves flies and fish, Dave has done it.

After departing from the retail venue of fly fishing, Dave met and married fellow fly fisherwoman, Rhonda Price, due to popular demand they began their guiding operation, "Dreams on the Fly". Combining their love of the sport, as well as the passion for sharing the sport with others, they guide people from all over the world on the Grande Ronde, Owyhee and numerous other rivers considered Blue Ribbon waters of the west. Featured in Forbes magazine as one the the premier guides in the Northwest(See Article Here), they primarily guide for steelhead, brown and rainbow trout, and small mouth bass. Dreams on the Fly specializes in daily, 3 and 5 day float trips with an emphasis on offering the customer an experience of a lifetime. "You just need to have your waders and boots and we'll take care of the rest".

Dave and Rhonda can be reached at:
Dave and Rhonda
208-861-2853
206-930-5012
PO Box 638
Parma, ID 83660
www.dreamsonthefly.com

RECIPE

  • Hook: Daiichi #2051
  • Thread: Black 8/0 Uni Thread
  • Tail: A few fibers of Golden Pheasant Breast Feather
  • Body: One strand Brown Wool twisted with 2 stands Olive Wool
  • Ribbing: Oval Gold Tinsel
  • Hackle: Blue Eared Pheasant Palmered Full Length of Body (optional)
  • Throat Hackle: Golden Pheasant Breast Feather
  • Wing: Bronze Mallard

The Green Hornet is a great dark day steelhead fly for summer fish, tied in sizes 3 & 5, it is very effective on the Deschutes, Grande Ronde, Salmon and the Clearwater. This fly was developed by Dave Tucker and is used as the logo for Dreams on the Fly.

See more Steelhead patterns!

See Dave's pattern "The Black Eye", or his Green Hornet.

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