Dave Tucker's Green Hornet - 7:05

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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
  • Body: Rear half, Black Chennile, front half, Chartreuse Floss wrapped over flat Silver Tinsel
  • Ribbing: Fine Oval Silver Tinsel
  • Hackle: Black dyed Pheasant Rump tied in at the throat
  • 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.

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Dave McKee's Carp Pattern - 14:16

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Dave is a writer and outfitter of Dave McKee Flyfishing, LLC out of Bozeman, MT. He specializes in both trout and carp fishing in SW Montana as well as being an Umpqua signature tier. He also writes a weekly outdoors column for the Bozeman Daily Chronicle, and he's developed his own line of cork strike indicators "the McKee Cork Indicator" which can be found in Umpqua Feather Merchant's Catalogue.

You can learn more about Dave at davemckeeflyfishing.com.
Dave will is tying our first posted carp pattern.

Recipe:
This video is also available as a Full Resolution Download from our store.

  • Hook: Dai Riki 710 #4
  • Thread: Black Fwn
  • Tail/Wing: Black Rabbit Strip
  • Rib: Copper Wire
  • Body: verigated chenille
  • Fin: India Hen
  • Head: Black Deer Hair / White Deer Hair

Dave has also tied his Caicos Critter and his Shrimp Cocktail patterns. If you get a chance, take a look.
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What Patterns do you use for carp? Where and with what results? What do you think of this pattern?

Dave Tucker's The Black Eye - 10:12

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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:

We developed this fly for cold weather fishing for steelhead when the fish are hugging the bottom and need to be enticed to strike. The Black Eye works especially well on Washington Olympic Peninsula rivers, the Clearwater in Idaho, the Grande Ronde in both Washington & Oregon. Tie in sizes 1.5 and 3

Boots Allen's Tara-X - 16:30

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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: standard dry fly hook, sizes 4 to 10.
  • Thread: 3/0 in gray, yellow, green, brown, cream, or orange.
  • Tail: golden pheasant neck feathers or Amherst pheasant neck feathers.
  • Body: 1 mm two or single color foam. Dubbing can be used as an alternative. A variety of color can be used.
  • Hackle: brown or red.
  • Wing: Siberian brown bear hair or grizzly bear hair.
  • Head: 2 mm foam – brown, tan, or gray.
  • Mandible: Ostrich plumes or peacock herl.
  • Legs: brown rubber, Flexi-floss, Silli Legs, or Spanflex.
  • Indicator: 2 mm foam.

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Other Patterns by Boots Allen: Boots Allen's Peacock

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