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Doug McKnight Deer Hair Popper - 23:59

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Doug puts the weight on in this heave multi purpose fly.

Livingston tier and guide Doug McKnight hails originally from Pennsylvania, 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 or by calling him at George Anderson's Yellowstone Angler at (406) 222-7130.

Recipe:

  • Hook: Bass bug hook, or standard saltwater hook.
  • Thread: Flat waxed nylon white
  • Tail: 3 or four pairs of wide webby Rooster neck hackle, white, brown, yellow dyed grizzly, crystal flash
  • Head/Body: Deer belly Hair white; Deer body hair, brown, Black
  • Legs: 3 or 4 medium round rubber legs yellow
  • Eyes: Medium doll eyes
  • Weedguard: 20# hard mono

Additional notes: coat front of popper with a flexible adhesive like clear Silicone, it makes the popper make more noise and "pop" better.

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.

Jerry Criss TLF Deer Hair Emerger - 13:06

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From Jerry:

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.

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Steve Potter Dahlberg Diver - 22:14

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Steve Potter: Dahlberg Diver

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.

Recipe:

  • Hook: Daiichi 2546
  • Thread: Gudebrod GX2 or Danville's Flat Waxed Nylon 210 Denier
  • Legs: Krystal Flash Pearl, Three or Four Whiting American Rooster Hackleplaced on each side of the hook away from each other.
  • Head: Stacked Deer Hair or Cow Elk Your choice of colors. I like mellow natural colors

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