Bloom's Morrison Minnow - 10:05

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Dave Bloom ties his favorite streamer pattern. He named it after Jim Morrison due to its psychodelic color scheme.

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Dave Bloom has been an outfitter and guide in Montana and Idaho over 20 yrs as well as a dedicated steelheader in the Northwest. In addition he has guided in Chile and worked for Montana Fly Company in central America. He also has several of his patterns liscensed by Idlywild Flies out of Portland.
He is currently residing and outfitting in Craig, MT on the Missouri River.

You can check out Bloom Outfitters' website and you can contact him at


  • Hook: TMC #5263 #4-#6
  • Thread: Red A Cord
  • Eyes: Metal or Lead
  • Tail: Black marabou with red and blue KF
  • Body: Jim Morrison's chenille palmered with black hackle

Shannon McCormick's Tube-Truder - 15:13

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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.

If you are looking for more information on steelhead, Atlantic Salmon or Sea-run brown trout or email Shannon..... or 307.733.6483.

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  • 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

Sylvester Nemes' Tup's Indispensible

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Sylvester Nemes is a tyer and author who grew up in Cleveland, OH the son of Ukranian immigrants. Syl learned to tie from a local barber in Cleveland. Sylvester has many books available (and some classics no longer available that go for several hunderd dollars apiece) and DVD from which this was pulled with the publishers permission. (available for sale at Sylvester Nemes' Softhackles). He has been largely responsible for maintaining if not reinvigorating the popularity of the softhackle. In this video, Syl ties the Tup's Indispensible and explains briefly the origin of the name.

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  • Hook: Wide gape dry fly #16
  • Thread: Yellow Silk
  • Tail: Med blue dun hen hackle fibers
  • Thorax: Pink Wool
  • Hackle: med blue dun hen hackle

Josh Stanish' Downy Dun

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Josh Stanish is a tyer from Bozeman, MT. Find out more about Josh by going to or to

Josh grew up in the mountains of Colorado and watched a world class resort grow from the ground up. His passion for fishing got started at a young age when his father would take him camping in the flat top wilderness. When he was about 10 he found an old spin/flyfish combo rod and headed to the river. He has been completely consumed with the sport ever since. Upon graduating High School he headed north to the great state of Montana. He attended college between his days on the Madison, Yellowstone and Gallatin Rivers.
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  • Hook: Dai Rikki #310 #'s 16-22
  • Thread: UTC 70 Dun
  • Tail: Antron Yarn
  • Body: BWO Goose Quill
  • Wing: Brown or Gray Poly Yarn
  • Dubbing: Superfine

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