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Willy Self: Willy's Rubber May - 7:17

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A tasty and elegant looking dry from Willy.

Willy discovered his passion for fly fishing at the early age of six. Shortly thereafter, he began tying his own flies for trout, salmon steelhead, and shad. Willy found his love of lake fishing early and has continued to fish stillwaters, becoming known far and wide for his expertise and knowledge. He has fished all over northern California, Idaho, and Montana. From famous blue ribbon trout rivers to high mountain lakes and reservoirs, from farm ponds to the big lakes, Willy has guided for over twenty years in Montana and Yellowstone National Park. Willy has continued to develop his fly tying skills and is currently a signature tyer for Brookside Flies out of Denver, Co. He is the Assistant Manager of Montana Troutfitters of Bozeman. He uses any number of Echo fly rods to ply his craft, including our spey and switch rods and is currently working on the new design of Airflo fly lines for special presentation on lakes. Spey casting may be a new approach for lake fishermen in the US, but in Europe it is a common practice allowing for long distant casts from the shoreline.

RECIPE:

  • dia-riki 060 #10-#18
  • Tail-gadwall duck flank
  • Body- 2 colors of flexi-floss (Light & dark)choice of colors.
  • Wing case- mylar flash med.
  • Thorax- u.v. dubbing calibatis or other Bead can be added.

Josh Stanish Baetis Wonder Nymph - 10:47

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Josh Stanish is a tyer from Bozeman, MT. Find out more about Josh by going to Biggie's Bugs or to www.montanatroutchasers.com

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.

Recipe:

  • Hook: TMC 5212 # 16-20
  • Thread: 70 Denier Gray Brown UTC
  • Tail: Dark Dun Hackle Fibers
  • Body: Olive Standard Tubing
  • Thorax: # 29 Hareline Dubbing
  • Wing: Grizzly Hackle

Willy Self Willy's UV Cray - 11:06

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Willy discovered his passion for fly fishing at the early age of six. Shortly thereafter, he began tying his own flies for trout, salmon steelhead, and shad. Willy found his love of lake fishing early and has continued to fish stillwaters, becoming known far and wide for his expertise and knowledge. He has fished all over northern California, Idaho, and Montana. From famous blue ribbon trout rivers to high mountain lakes and reservoirs, from farm ponds to the big lakes, Willy has guided for over twenty years in Montana and Yellowstone National Park. Willy has continued to develop his fly tying skills and is currently a signature tyer for Brookside Flies out of Denver, Co. He is the Assistant Manager of Montana Troutfitters of Bozeman. He uses any number of Echo fly rods to ply his craft, including our spey and switch rods and is currently working on the new design of Airflo fly lines for special presentation on lakes. Spey casting may be a new approach for lake fishermen in the US, but in Europe it is a common practice allowing for long distant casts from the shoreline.

RECIPE:

  • Hook: size#8 dia-riki 280
  • Thread: olive thread 3/0 mono
  • Ribbing: black flexy floss
  • Underbody: orange marabou
  • Body: mottled olive and black flake(slither skin)soon to be on thw market.
  • Dubbing: Light olive u.v.dudding
  • Pincers: slither cone skin cut pinchers
  • Hackle: olive grizzley hen saddle hackle
  • .05mm stretch magic

Jerry Criss Classic Irish Mayfly - 16:36

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Jerry Criss: Classic Irish Mayfly

Jerry Criss has made several fly tying videos with us. See them here.

From Jerry Criss:

I am a fly tyer from La Pine, Oregon. I retired to Central Oregon in “2004” to follow my passion for the sport of fly fishing and fly tying which took hold of me in the early 80’s. I was blessed with a great mentor and teacher in the late Andre’ Puyan’s who with great patience and humor cleaned up my tying by teaching me the classic techniques of the fly tyers craft. Andre’ believed that with great technique there is not a fly that you couldn’t tye. It is the way and how I teach today in my own classes.
I demonstrate at the most of the tyer conclaves and The Fly Fishing Shows in the Western US. I teach and do demos at the local Orvis store, as well as coordinate a winter fly tying series for the Central Oregon Fishers for which I am a member. In “2009”, I received the Stan Walters Memorial Fly Tyer of Year award from, the Oregon Council of the Federation of Fly Fishers. I am humbled to be in the same class as the past winners of this great award, and I will continue to teach and pass on the fly tying craft for that is the only way it can live on.


RECIPE:

Note: These flies can be almost any color from yellow to dark olive

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