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Harley Reno's Brillo Pad - 7:37

Misc, Salmonid Flies, Streamers, By Fly Tyer, Harley Reno Send feedback »

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Harley W. Reno holds a B.S. and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Zoology (Specialty- sensory anatomy in fishes). He retired after 34 years of professorial duty as a biologist, environmental engineer, and systems engineer, and 25 years of Engineering and environmental duty in the oil, gas, and coal mining industries and nuclear waste management programs of the U.S. Department of Energy. He also spent 50 years guiding all over the United States, in Mexico, and Canada. He still floats and guides, although without remuneration, on rivers throughout the inter-montane west.

The Brillo Pad is a heavy, weighted fly that is easy to tie and fun to fish. The fly is fished fast under the surface or down to about 24 inches, depending on the speed of the current, with three short, quick upward twitches of the rod tip intermingled with three short strips which individually collect slack that builds in the line between twitches. This is a streamer that is fished totally by sight, although some strikes are so vicious and explosive that visibility isn't necessary.


  • Hook: Mustad 9674 sizes 4 or 6
  • Thread: Danville's 3/0 waxed fly master thread
  • Bead: Brass, copper, or silver bead in 7/32 or 3/16
  • Weight: 4" strand .20 or .15 lead wire (optional)
  • Tail: Six to Eight strands Flashabou in brass, copper, or silver (match to bead)
  • Hackle: UV Polar Chenille in olive-copper ultraviolet, copper uv, uv silver, or clear

Steve Potter Goddard Caddis - 10:10

Misc, Salmonid Flies, Dry Flies, By Fly Type, By Fly Tyer, Steve Potter Send feedback »

For the last ten years, Steve has demonstrated his tying skills in Oregon,
Idaho, Montana and California at Federation of Fly Fishing events. He has
tied at the International sportsman's Expositions in Sacramento, San Mateo
and Pleasanton, California. Steve has also tied at the Fly Fishing Show in
San Rafael, California.

Steve enjoys fly fishing the California Delta for Largemouth and Striped
Bass. He also takes pleasure in fishing the neighboring Sierra's for
various species of trout. He is a member of the Tracy Fly Fishers, enjoying
the club functions, speakers and the camaraderie of its members. He is a
proud member of the Whiting and Daiichi Pro Teams.


  • Hook: Daiichi 1280 size 8 to 18
  • Thread: Cream or brown 3/0 or flat waxed nylon for hair work 8/0 or 10/0 for hackle and head
  • Antenna: Hackle stem
  • Hackle: Brown saddle hackle

Dave Bloom The Foxy Charlie - 9:40

Misc, Salt Water Flies, By Fly Type, By Fly Tyer, Bonefish, Dave Bloom Send feedback »

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Dave was born and raised in Great Falls and has spent his life fishing the waters of southwest Montana. He began his guiding career in 1985 on the Henry’s Fork, the South Fork of the Snake and the Teton in Idaho. In 1995, he moved closer to home when he guided on the famous Montana rivers around Yellowstone Park. In 2001 Dave returned to his home waters of the Missouri, which had been the river that captured his imagination since he first fished it as a youngster in 1971.

Up until the late 80’s, the Missouri River had yet to be discovered by the fishing magazines and the few outfitters that guided there held it as closely guarded secret. Dave has studied and fished it intently his entire angling life. Since this homecoming, he has been guiding on the Missouri in the summer and on the rivers of southern Chile and Argentina in the winter. Dave is also a nationally recognized fly-tier and his patterns are produced and sold by Idylwilde Flies.

You can check out Bloom Outfitters' website and you can contact him at
(406) 868-7794

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  • Hook: Gamakatsu #5 Saltwater
  • Thread: Tan
  • Body: clear tubing
  • Underbody: Pearl Flashabou
  • Wing: Arctic Fox

Rick's Rhycophila - 10:43

Misc, Salmonid Flies, Nymphs, By Fly Type, By Fly Tyer, Rick Wollum Send feedback »

Rick started flyfishing at the age of six, at an uncle's cabin in Minnesota for bluegill. Flyfishing quickly became a lifetime pursuit in Colorado, with Rick spending a lot of time fishing Colorado's South Platte while he attended Denver University. He then started guiding with mentor Steve Herter at Elk Trout lodge in Colorado, and later in Wyoming, Utah, and Montana. Rick guided Jackson Hole's One Fly for ten years, and also spent many summers guiding on Montana's Bighorn and Yellowstone Rivers. Later, Rick went on to host ESPN's FLY FISHING AMERICA, traveling and fishing extensively around the U.S. Rick has fished for trout, steelhead and salmon all over the world. If Rick has one passion in fishing, it's steelhead fishing with two handed spey rods. Rick is a great fly tier, and his classic spey flies are works of art. In the winter he works on the ski hills and in the summers he works at at George Anderson's Yellowstone Angler.

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  • 200r Tiemco Hook
  • Scud Back 1/8 inch tan
  • Insect Green Beaver Dubbing
  • Gold Wire
  • Pheasant tail Tippets
  • Rust Colored Beaver Dubbing

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