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Dave Tucker's Green Hornet - 7:05

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According to his mother, Dave began fishing with an actual fly while backpacking in Idaho's Sawtooth Mountains. Such trips were an inspiration for Dave. Returning home, he would scrounge materials and begin tying. This teenage hobby continued after high school as Dave perfected his famous patterns. Teaming with Ken McGee and others, Dave began commercial fly tying in 1977. In addition to owning a Boise fly shop for seventeen years, his efforts and skill earned international awards for his exceptional flies. The accolades continued in another facet of Dave's involvement with fishing, as he has guided senators, ambassadors, media personnel, entertainers and hundreds of "everyday anglers." In yet another direction, Dave attended Mel Kreiger's famous casting school and was certified Fly Fishing Federation Flycasting Instructor. The list goes on: Dave has studied fly casting under Joan Wulff, worked with school districts to develop fishing programs, and mastered single-handed and spey casting. If it involves flies and fish, Dave has done it.

After departing from the retail venue of fly fishing, Dave met and married fellow fly fisherwoman, Rhonda Price, due to popular demand they began their guiding operation, "Dreams on the Fly". Combining their love of the sport, as well as the passion for sharing the sport with others, they guide people from all over the world on the Grande Ronde, Owyhee and numerous other rivers considered Blue Ribbon waters of the west. Featured in Forbes magazine as one the the premier guides in the Northwest(See Article Here), they primarily guide for steelhead, brown and rainbow trout, and small mouth bass. Dreams on the Fly specializes in daily, 3 and 5 day float trips with an emphasis on offering the customer an experience of a lifetime. "You just need to have your waders and boots and we'll take care of the rest".

Dave and Rhonda can be reached at:
Dave and Rhonda
208-861-2853
206-930-5012
PO Box 638
Parma, ID 83660
www.dreamsonthefly.com

RECIPE

  • Hook: Daiichi #2051
  • Thread: Black 8/0 Uni Thread
  • Body: Rear half, Black Chennile, front half, Chartreuse Floss wrapped over flat Silver Tinsel
  • Ribbing: Fine Oval Silver Tinsel
  • Hackle: Black dyed Pheasant Rump tied in at the throat
  • Wing: Bronze Mallard

The Green Hornet is a great dark day steelhead fly for summer fish, tied in sizes 3 & 5, it is very effective on the Deschutes, Grande Ronde, Salmon and the Clearwater. This fly was developed by Dave Tucker and is used as the logo for Dreams on the Fly.

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See Dave's pattern "The Black Eye"

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Dave McKee Fire Bead Scud - 6:51

Salmonid Flies, Nymphs, By Fly Type, By Fly Tyer, Dave McKee Send feedback »

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A native of PA, Dave has been involved in guiding fly fishing since graduating from Colby College in 1993. After a childhood of fishing the waters up and down the east coast, moving west seemed a logical step and after 3 years of guiding in the Wind River Range and Jackson Hole area in Wyoming, he moved to Bozeman where he now lives with his wife Cory and sons Jack and Charlie. Dave operates his own outfitting business (Dave McKee Fly Fishing LLC) and spends more than 200 days on the water each season. During the off season, he ties flies for Blue Ribbon Flies in West Yellowstone as well as for the fly selections that are available through his website www.davemckeeflyfishing.com. His unique cork strike indicators are available at many flyshops around the country or on his website as well. Dave is a signature tier for Umpqua Feather Merchants, on the board of Directors for the Fishing Outfitters Association of Montana ( FOAM), a member of the Scientific Anglers Pro Staff, is a director of the Montana Fly Fishing Guide School, and served as the outdoor columnist for the Bozeman Daily Chronicle for 10 years. On his days off he typcially goes fishing.
You can reach Dave through is website or at 406-579-8116

Thanks again go to the FFF for allowing us to film at their library.

RECIPE:

  • Hook: Dai Riki #135 size 14-16
  • Bead: 1/8 or 7/64 Orange Fire Bead
  • Thread: Gray 6/0
  • Rib: Silver Wire
  • Shellback: Pearlescent Strip
  • Hackle (legs): Cream or Lt. Dun
  • Body: Gray or Lt. Pink Scud Dub

Matt Wilhelm March Brown Emerger - 11:42

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Matt Wilhelm: March Brown Emerger

Matt has tied several fly tying videos for us. See them here.

Matt Wilhelm’s passion for fly fishing began at age 11 on the banks of the Manistee River in Northern Michigan. Since then Matt has spent his life learning, and sharing with others the sport of fly fishing. Matt resides in Livingston, Montana and is a co-owner of the Yellowstone Fly Fishing School where he instructs and guides people of all ages and abilities with the goal of getting them hooked on fly fishing, and protecting their aquatic resources.

The goal of the Yellowstone Fly Fishing School is to develop confident and competent fly fishers by giving them the knowledge and the skills they need to pursue fish with a fly. In the sport of fly fishing learning and discovery never ceases. Whether you are a beginner, or experienced fly fisher, join us at the Yellowstone Fly Fishing School and learn for a lifetime!
www.yellowstoneflyfishingschool.com

He is also the Education Director for the Center for Aquatic Nuisance Species (CANS). His duties include developing educational materials and programs for youth and adults that focus on stopping the spread of aquatic nuisance species and keeping our waters healthy. He also is the fly fishing coordinator for Montana’s Hooked on Fishing program where he plans and implements fly fishing education programs that reach close to 7,000 kids per year.

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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

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