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Howard Cole Loop Wing March Brown - 23:01

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Howard Cole started fly fishing over 35 years ago and has been tying flies nearly as long. He has tied flies at numerous events including the Federation of Fly Fishermen Conclave and the Eastern Idaho Fly Tying Expo. Some of his original flies have been published in books like Emergers and Flies of the West. He currently lives with his wife and daughter in Jackson Hole, Wyoming and where he is co-owner of High Country Flies.

Cole says: “Living in the Yellowstone Area, I never take for granted having one of the world’s most diverse trout fisheries right in my backyard. The plain truth is: Trout live in the most beautiful places. Simply observing the subtle rings left by a rising fish, rouses the same emotion that I had when I first came to this sport.”
Please take a look at Howard's site: http://www.flyfishingjacksonhole.com for trips, gear, and info as well as flies and fly tying materials.

Recipe:

  • Hook: Tiemco 900BL #12 & #14
  • Thread: Uni-Thread 8/0 Gray
  • Tail: Micro-Fibetts Brown or Dark Dun
  • Underbody: Gray Thread
  • Body: Flexi-Floss Brown or Super Floss Brown
  • Wing: Teal Flank Fibers
  • Hackle: Sadddle or Cape Hackle Cree

An aspect that makes this fly unique is how the body is formed. Make a smooth tapered Underbody with the Gray Thread. Then over the top, Palmer the Flexi-Floss forward evenly and leave a space between each wrap. This will present a ribbed effect from the Gray Thread, giving the body segmented look. Though Western March Browns (also referred to as Rhithrogena or Rhiths) are the first large mayfly of the season, they are a fickle insect. A lot of our western waters have this mayfly, but some years the hatch can be insignificant while others years quite memorable. Year after year the Bitterroot, Clark Fork, and Yakima normally have consistent hatches. Commonly this mayfly is found in faster sections of rivers and streams. Also, generally it takes awhile for the fish to turn on to the adults but once they do they can really key in on this insect.

Clark "Cheech" Pierce's Grumpy Frumpy - 12:30

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Clark "Cheech" Pierce:

Fly fishing best describes me. I can see it in any tying I do. To be more specific, fly tying is what most consumes me with this hobby/addiction that I have. Creating things that fool trout, bass, carp, etc, it what really gets me going. Looking a slimy swimmer in the eye and saying "hey, just fyi, that thing you just ate isn't real." I like that. I have a VERY understanding wife, and 2 wonderful kids (Girl-5, Boy-4) who will correct you if you call it a fishing pole... nuff said.

In addition, Cheech is a Rainy's innovator and just had an article published in Southwest Flyfishing on his pattern Cheech's Leech (pg 54). You can read more about Cheech and his fishing adventures at his blog Fly Fish Food.

RECIPE:

  • Hook: TMC 100 #14 (or 8-20)
  • Thread: Red 70 denier
  • Tail: Fly Tyer's Dungeon shuck yarn (brown)
  • Body: Yellow floss
  • Humps: Rainy's evazote foam (camel)
  • Band: Red thread
  • Hackle: Brown saddle hackle
  • Wing: White poly yarn
  • Legs: White small round rubber marked with sharpie

Jay Dave's Hopper - 23:59

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In this pattern, US Fly Fishing Team Member Jay Buchner demonstrates just how to tie knots in feathers to create hopper legs.

RECIPE

  • Hook: Mustad 9671, Dai Riki 280
  • Thread: 3/0 mono to match body color
  • Tail: Dyed red Elk
  • Body: Polypropolene Yarn
  • Hackle: Brown or badger
  • UnderWing: deer hair
  • OverWing: Turkey tail sprayed with urethane
  • Legs: Golden pheasant tail fibers knotted
  • Head: Deer Hair Spun in 2 bunches

Jay Buchner was born and raised in eastern Iowa, and spent a great deal of his childhood on family fishing excursions to Michigan and Ontario, Canada. He learned to tie flies at age 8 from his grandfather.

His fishing experience covers the gamut, from bait fishing for catfish in the Maquoketa and Mississippi rivers, to plug fishing and fly fishing for Northern pike and Smallmouth Bass in the lakes of Canada, to fly fishing for trout in the cold waters of Australia, New Zealand, Poland, Czech Republic, and England, Sweden, France, Spain, Slovakia, Portugal, Finland and tigerfishing in the Zambezi river of Africa.

After moving to Jackson, Wyoming, in the late 60's, Jay turned his love of fishing into a career, guiding fisher people in the Jackson Hole area for nearly 35 years and owning and operating both a retail mail order fly fishing catalog and a fly fishing shop in Jackson.

For several years, Jay and Don Veirs, an entomologist from Logan, Utah, have taught Fly Fishing Entomology through the Teton Science School in Kelly, Wyoming. The class includes field work as well as lab work in identifying aquatic trout foods, fly tying demonstrations relating fly patterns to the "real thing," and fishing opportunities which put to practical use the knowledge learned about the insects and their life cycles.

Jay and his wife, Kathy, have one daughter, Chani, who is now 28 years of age. She enjoys her opportunities to go fly fishing with friends or family whenever she can.

The Buchners have been involved with Trout Unlimited and the Federation of Fly Fishers for many years, attending Conclaves, conventions and the like, demonstrating fly tying and promoting their various business adventures.

Their fly patterns and tying techniques have been featured in such publications as The Second Fly Tyer's Almanac (Boyle & Whitlock), The Book of Fly Patterns (Leiser), Tying Flies with Jack Dennis and Friends (Dennis), Fly Tyer magazine, Fly Fisherman magazine and American Angler magazine.

Articles and photographs by the Buchners have also appeared in numerous fishing and outdoor magazines, such as Fly Fisherman, Fly Tyer, American Angler, Backpacker, Mountain Bike, and the Scientific Anglers Handbooks.

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