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Doug McKnight Whisper Shrimp - 11:30

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Livingston tier and guide Doug McKnight hails originally from Pensylvania, but now lives in Livingston, MT. He is currently a fly designer for Umpqua Feather Merchants and also creates beautiful display flies in custom shadow boxes.

If you would like to learn more about Doug's custom work you can reach him at dougmfish406@gmail.com

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RECIPE:

  • Hook: Std. Saltwater #1/0-8
  • Thread: UTC 140 color to suit
  • Tail: Tan craft fur or Polar fiber, orange pearl crystal flash
  • Antennae: Long strands of Black Pearl crystal flash, white spanflex colored with pink, tan sharpie markers
  • Eyes: Shrimp/crab eyes
  • Claws: Pair of rooster neck hackles
  • Hackle: large rooster neck hackle for collar
  • Body: Antron crystal chenille, tan

Marc Petitjean: CDC Dubbed - 4:36

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Marc Petitjean: CDC Dubbed with Magic Tool
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From Marc:

I learned to fly fish like the kids in the great movie "A River Runs Through It": Nearly 35 years ago - when I was a seven year old boy - my grandfather took me fishing for the first time . In France where we lived. I was allowed to catch little baitfish. Some years later - and with stronger arms - I caught my first trout and I remember it like yesterday. - The rod was 4 meters long, made out of Bamboo and the bait was a natural may-fly (Ephemera danica, imago) which had to be handled as carefully as a snow-flake. My first experiences of fly-fishing used an old split-cane rod of my grandfather and an even older line which had to be greased every five or ten casts! This was not a very efficient way to catch fish, but I learned a lot! In Switzerland, where I moved in 1978, I had my first contact with a cdc-fly. It was at a dinner among fishermen when my friend Bruno - who had poor eyesight - asked me to tie him a visible fly which floated nicely. Because I was very proud of that request and did not want to lose face I began a study of local cdc-flies. Those patterns used cdc-hackles, no wings and classical bodies made of silk or other materials. Worried, not wanting to copy those local flies, I developed a new concept of also tying the body with a cdc-feather: This product a perfect conical body, which floated even in riffles and rapids. Bruno and later many more fishermen in Europe, were very pleased with the simple but efficient new way to tie a fly. I have been a professional fly-tier since 1990 and today more and more anglers are convinced that those tiny and inconspicuous feathers are the best a fly fisherman can have wrapped around a hook: They are good for dry-flies, for emergers, for nymphs, for streamers and even for salmon flies or saltwater-patterns. I love them and think you will too!

Bob Jacklin The Green Drake - 9:04

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This pattern was pulled from Bob Jacklin's Yellowstone Patterns a just released film available Bob Jacklin: Classic Flies and Their Stories and also available as HD Downloads).

In this DVD Bob talks about and demonstrates his favorite patterns for the Yellowstone region in which he has made his living for the past 40 years. Check out our Video Store for availability!

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.

Bob has also tied Many Other Patterns for us. Take a look!

CW’s CDC and Foam Green Drake Emerger - 13:34 - Y

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From Chris:

With regards to fly tying and fishing, I have done both since I was 9-years-old. Even with my rather limited math skills, I believe that translates to 40 years experience. Although I do fish and tie nymphs, my true passion is for dry fly-fishing, especially of the very small variety. Favorite hatches involve fishing baetis, midges, and tricos. I look upon fly-tying as a continually evolving process with new materials and new twists on old ties and methods emerging all of the time. My philosophy as a fly-tier is that tying is really a way of problem-solving. I spend a great deal of time on streams and lakes with much time being spent simply as an observer of entomology and nature. I try to come up with patterns that fit different situations, try to be innovative in the creation of flies to solve different problems, and I also try to learn from other individuals in order to be a better tier and fisherman.
While I certainly would not consider myself a famous tier or fly fisherman, I have been demonstrating fly-tying at expos (including the tremendous East Idaho Expo), fly club meetings, for community groups, and in shops for about the last eight years. Some of my flies have also been featured in Fly Fish America, and I am currently a member of Whiting's Pro Team. Also, I am currently producing a line of dry fly and emerger patterns that will be marketed by Riverborn Flies in 2010.
Over the years, I have been helped by many people to improve my skills as a tier and fly fisherman, and to those folks I owe a great debt of gratitude. I truly love this sport and as I grow to be a mature member of the fly tying and fishing community, it is one of my goals to pass on a little of the knowledge I have accumulated over the years.


RECIPE:

  • Hook: TMC 2488 #12 or Partridge Klinkhammer #14
  • Thread: UTC 70 olive
  • Tail: March Brown antron dubbing shuck
  • Body: Underbody of Olive Superfine Dubbing, and overbody of Blue-Wing Olive turkey biot tied with a furled body
  • Thorax: Olive Superfine Dubbing with a translucent grey Razorfoam wingcase
  • Wing: matched CDC wings pulled through the wingcase
  • Legs: 1 or 2 wraps Whiting speckled badger hackle clipped into a V underneath

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