Kieran Frye: KC's Peacock - 3:45

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Kieran Frye has been tying flies since 1981. He is an award winning tyer, including the 1994 Mustad Scandinavian Open held in Oslo, Norway. Many of Kieran's patterns were developed during his days afield in his home state of Pennsylvania.

Recipe:

  • Hook: Mustad Midge Hook
  • Thread: 8/0 Uni Black
  • Body: Blue or Bronze part of the peacock "eye"
  • Thorax: Black Dubbing

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Boots Allen: Double Humpy - 16:22

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This pattern is especially interesting because it was invented by his father.

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: Any standard dry fly hook, sizes 6 to 10.
  • Thread: Yellow, orange, green, or red 3/0 flat wax.
  • Tail and Body: Mule deer hair from the neck and facial area.
  • Hackle: Fine grizzly hackle. I typically will use silver or gold label hackle from Whiting Farms.

Also see other flies by Boots.

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

See more Steelhead patterns!

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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