Shannon McCormick's Tube-Truder - 15:13

Steelhead Flies, Shannon McCormick Send feedback »


Subscribe Now for HD ContentBuy HD Download from VHX.tv Buy HD Download from VHX.tv


The Weekly Fly

This week's tier is Shannon McCormick, International Travel Manager for Westbank Anglers in Jackson Hole, WY ( 307.733.6483). Shannon began guiding on the Henry's Fork, Madison & Snake Rivers, as well as the Yellowstone National Park waters in 1994. At the same time, he began fishing for steelhead on the Clearwater and Salmon Rivers in Idaho and the Skeena System in British Columbia. He also fit in quite a few side trips to rivers like the Thompson in BC and the waters of the Olympic Peninsula. In subsequent years, he's organized and completed four exploratory surveys of Alaska and BC steelhead streams, utilizing motherships, jetboats and helicopters. He's guided for Atlantic Salmon on Russia's Ponoi River for one year and made two trips to Argentina's Tierra del Fuego, fishing for sea-run brown trout.

Recipe

  • Begin with a 1 1/2 " aluminum tube
  • From the rear of the fly forward:
  • Target (butt): pink dubbing ball
  • Flash: Crystal flash or Flashabou
  • Hackle (1): stripped Rhea feather
  • Hackle (2): stripped Amherst Pheasant tail
  • Hackle (3): stripped Guinea feather or mallard flank
  • Head: black 6/0 thread

Doug McKnight Crimp - 13:25

Salt Water Flies, By Fly Type, By Fly Tyer, Doug McKnight, Permit, Bonefish Send feedback »


Subscribe Now for HD ContentBuy HD Download from VHX.tv Buy HD Download from VHX.tv


The Weekly Fly

Doug puts the weight on in this heave multi purpose fly. 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 

 

RECIPE:

  • Hook: Std. Saltwater #2-6
  • Thread: UTC 140 color to suit
  • Weight: Lead or bead chain eyes to suit
  • Eyes: glass bead on #16 mono, dipped in epoxy
  • Tail: craft fur, spanflex, krystal flash
  • Body: sparkle yarn, colors to suit
  • Wing: craft fur, krystal flash
  • Legs: spanflex
  • Weed guard: 12-16# hard mono

The Frisky Fly - 9:03

Misc, Salmonid Flies, Nymphs, By Fly Type, By Fly Tyer, Jay Buchner Send feedback »


Subscribe Now for HD ContentBuy HD Download from VHX.tv Buy HD Download from VHX.tv


The Weekly Fly

RECIPE

  • Hook: Mustad 1x 3906b #12-#18 (any nymph type hook will work)
  • Bead: Gold to match hook size
  • Weight: 4 or 5 turns of lead wire to secure bead
  • Thread: 6/0 Danville prewaxed coffee or beige
  • Tail: Guard hair from Hare's mask or fox squirrel (optional: Two strands of pearl krystal flash)
  • Body: Light hare's mask dubbing(in lieu of original "Frisky" cat hair)
  • Rib: one strand of pearl krystal flash reinforced with monofilament wrapped in opposite direction

Jay Buchner was born and raised in eastern Iowa, and spent a great deal of his childhood on family fishing excursions to Michigan and Ontario, Canada. He learned to tie flies at age 8 from his grandfather.

His fishing experience covers the gamut, from bait fishing for catfish in the Maquoketa and Mississippi rivers, to plug fishing and fly fishing for Northern pike and Smallmouth Bass in the lakes of Canada, to fly fishing for trout in the cold waters of Australia, New Zealand, Poland, Czech Republic, and England, Sweden, France, Spain, Slovakia, Portugal, Finland and tigerfishing in the Zambezi river of Africa.

After moving to Jackson, Wyoming, in the late 60's, Jay turned his love of fishing into a career, guiding fisher people in the Jackson Hole area for nearly 35 years and owning and operating both a retail mail order fly fishing catalog and a fly fishing shop in Jackson.

For several years, Jay and Don Veirs, an entomologist from Logan, Utah, have taught Fly Fishing Entomology through the Teton Science School in Kelly, Wyoming. The class includes field work as well as lab work in identifying aquatic trout foods, fly tying demonstrations relating fly patterns to the "real thing," and fishing opportunities which put to practical use the knowledge learned about the insects and their life cycles.

The Buchners have been involved with Trout Unlimited and the Federation of Fly Fishers for many years, attending Conclaves, conventions and the like, demonstrating fly tying and promoting their various business adventures.

Their fly patterns and tying techniques have been featured in such publications as The Second Fly Tyer's Almanac (Boyle & Whitlock), The Book of Fly Patterns (Leiser), Tying Flies with Jack Dennis and Friends (Dennis), Fly Tyer magazine, Fly Fisherman magazine and American Angler magazine.

Articles and photographs by the Buchners have also appeared in numerous fishing and outdoor magazines, such as Fly Fisherman, Fly Tyer, American Angler, Backpacker, Mountain Bike, and the Scientific Anglers Handbooks.

Jay Buchner: Jay Dave's Hopper - 23:59

Misc, Salmonid Flies, Dry Flies, By Fly Type, By Fly Tyer, Jay Buchner Send feedback »


Subscribe Now for HD ContentBuy HD Download from VHX.tv Buy HD Download from VHX.tv


The Weekly Fly

In this pattern, US Fly Fishing Team Member Jay Buchner demonstrates just how to tie knots in feathers to create hopper legs.

RECIPE

  • Hook: Mustad 9671, Dai Riki 280
  • Thread: 3/0 mono to match body color
  • Tail: Dyed red Elk
  • Body: Polypropolene Yarn
  • Hackle: Brown or badger
  • UnderWing: deer hair
  • OverWing: Turkey tail sprayed with urethane
  • Legs: Golden pheasant tail fibers knotted
  • Head: Deer Hair Spun in 2 bunches

Jay Buchner was born and raised in eastern Iowa, and spent a great deal of his childhood on family fishing excursions to Michigan and Ontario, Canada. He learned to tie flies at age 8 from his grandfather.

His fishing experience covers the gamut, from bait fishing for catfish in the Maquoketa and Mississippi rivers, to plug fishing and fly fishing for Northern pike and Smallmouth Bass in the lakes of Canada, to fly fishing for trout in the cold waters of Australia, New Zealand, Poland, Czech Republic, and England, Sweden, France, Spain, Slovakia, Portugal, Finland and tigerfishing in the Zambezi river of Africa.

After moving to Jackson, Wyoming, in the late 60's, Jay turned his love of fishing into a career, guiding fisher people in the Jackson Hole area for nearly 35 years and owning and operating both a retail mail order fly fishing catalog and a fly fishing shop in Jackson.

For several years, Jay and Don Veirs, an entomologist from Logan, Utah, have taught Fly Fishing Entomology through the Teton Science School in Kelly, Wyoming. The class includes field work as well as lab work in identifying aquatic trout foods, fly tying demonstrations relating fly patterns to the "real thing," and fishing opportunities which put to practical use the knowledge learned about the insects and their life cycles.

Jay and his wife, Kathy, have one daughter, Chani, who is now 28 years of age. She enjoys her opportunities to go fly fishing with friends or family whenever she can.

The Buchners have been involved with Trout Unlimited and the Federation of Fly Fishers for many years, attending Conclaves, conventions and the like, demonstrating fly tying and promoting their various business adventures.

Their fly patterns and tying techniques have been featured in such publications as The Second Fly Tyer's Almanac (Boyle & Whitlock), The Book of Fly Patterns (Leiser), Tying Flies with Jack Dennis and Friends (Dennis), Fly Tyer magazine, Fly Fisherman magazine and American Angler magazine.

Articles and photographs by the Buchners have also appeared in numerous fishing and outdoor magazines, such as Fly Fisherman, Fly Tyer, American Angler, Backpacker, Mountain Bike, and the Scientific Anglers Handbooks.

All products are the exclusive copyright of Reel Action Media and The Weekly Fly. We don't make much money and we don't ask for much. We don't mind you sharing a vid or two with your friends but please don't spread it around the interwebs without our permission. Thanks and Enjoy!

Original design & icons by N.Design Studio. Design by Russian b2evolution.
Contact | ©2018 by Henry Harrison