Dave Tucker's Purple Akroid - 11:32

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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: Golden Pheasant Crest
  • Body: Rear half, Orange Wool, front half, Purple Wool
  • Ribbing: Fine Oval Silver Tinsel for rear half, larger Oval Silver Tinsel for front half
  • Hackle: Small Orange Saddle Hackle over rear half, Blue Eared Pheasant Hackle over front half
  • Throat Hackle:Widgeon Flank Feather
  • Wing: White Swan or Goose Shoulder

This is also an offshoot of a tradition Atlantic Salmon dee-fly, tied in this purple variation, it is very effective for winter fish sized 3/0 & 1.5. Tthe Purple Akroyd is extremely effective for Bull Trout

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

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Bob Jacklin's Giant Salmon Fly Nymph - 11:17

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Bob Jacklin (www.jacklinsflyshop.com) has been a fly fishing guide and outfitter in the Yellowstone region for over 37 years. He is a world class fly fisherman, fly tyer, and fly casting instructor. Bob holds a Masters Certification as a fly casting instructor, and sits on the FFF’s Board of Governors for fly casting instruction. He has been tying flies commercially since 1963 and is a past recipient of the FFF’s Buz Buszek award for his contributions to the art of fly tying. There are few people in the country with as much in-depth knowledge of fly fishing, fly casting, and fly tying as Bob Jacklin. He is a charter member of the Federation of Fly Fishers, on the pro staff for St. Croix Rods, Ross Reels, Cortland Lines, and Whiting Farms. He is also a contract fly tyer for Umpqua Feather Merchants. On October 23, 2004, at the Catskill Fly Fishing Center and Museum, Bob Jacklin was inducted into the very prestigious “Fly Fishing Hall of Fame”

Bob is a frequent participant at fly tying shows as well as putting on talks and demonstrations for smaller groups.

Now sit back and enjoy both the fly tying and story telling skills of Bob Jacklin. See the recipe below the video.

Recipe

  • Hook: Dai-Riki #270 or Tiemco #200R, sizes 2,4,6
  • Thread: Black, 3/0 or 140 Denier Nylon
  • Tail: Two Black Goose Biots
  • Body: Bicycle Tire Inner Tube, Cut to shape and wrapped over #2 lead wire
  • Thorax: Tan Australian Opossum Dubbing
  • Wing Cases: Bicycle Inner Tube, cut to shape
  • Legs: Natural Black Saddle Hackle
  • Head: Tan Australian Opossum under Black Bicycle Inner Tube
  • Antennae: Optional, Two Dyed Black Pheasant Tail Fibers


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Howard Cole: Yellow Sally Emerger - 17:12

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Howard Cole started fly fishing over 35 years ago and has been tying flies nearly as long. He has tied flies at numerous events including the Federation of Fly Fishermen Conclave and the Eastern Idaho Fly Tying Expo. Some of his original flies have been published in books like Emergers and Flies of the West. He currently lives with his wife and daughter in Jackson Hole, Wyoming and where he is co-owner of High Country Flies.

Cole says: “Living in the Yellowstone Area, I never take for granted having one of the world’s most diverse trout fisheries right in my backyard. The plain truth is: Trout live in the most beautiful places. Simply observing the subtle rings left by a rising fish, rouses the same emotion that I had when I first came to this sport.”
Please take a look at Howard's site: http://www.flyfishingjacksonhole.com for trips, gear, and info as well as flies and fly tying materials.

RECIPE:

  • Hook: Tiemco 5212BL #12-#16
  • Thread: Uni-Thread 8/0 Tan
  • Undertail: Z-lon Amber
  • Tail: Wood Duck Flank Fibers
  • Abdomen: 1/3 Dubbing Flourescent Orange 2/3 Dubbing Creamy Yellow
  • Wing: Z-lon Dun
  • Thorax: Dubbing Creamy Yellow
  • Hackle: CDC Light Dun
  • Wing Case: Ethafoam Thin

"I believe the Flourescent Orange Butt of this fly is a Hot Spot or Trigger Mechanism to trout. I have fished this fly with and without the Orange Butt and swear the fly fishes better with it. One of the little known riddles to many Fly Fishermen is not all Stoneflies crawl out of the water and hatch on land. Like Mayflies and Caddis, some Stoneflies actually hatch in the water. The Little Yellow Sally (Isoperla) is one of them. Sometimes, matching the emerging lifecycle stage of this insect can be invaluable. Most of the waters in the Yellowstone area will harbor this insect, but on waters like the South Fork, Madison, Firehole, and Yellowstone this bug can be extremely important with prolific hatches. "

- Howard Cole

Gary Jones Woven Stonefly - 23:24

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Gary Jones retired from advertising several years ago and now spends his days tying flies, fishing blue ribbon trout streams and working at Greater Yellowstone Fly Fishers just outside of Bozeman, MT. In this pattern, he shows the very interesting yet simple technique for tying a woven stonefly pattern.

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