Category: "Harley Reno"

Harley Reno's MWB - 8:57

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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 intermontane west.

MWB is an acronym for la Mouche Wooly Bugger.

Recipe:

  • Hook: Mustad 9672 or 9674 in sizes 2,4,6, 8, or 10
  • Thread: Danville's size 3/0 waxed monocord in black, brown, or tan
  • Head: Brass or copper cone in appropriate size
  • Weight: three inch strand of .20 lead wire (optional)
  • Tail: Black or Brown Marabou
  • Hackle: Rope made of Two strands ultraviolet or pearl Krystal Flash, 1 Grizzly saddle hackle, 1 brown saddle hackle
  • Collar: One Red Neck hackle from a hen

Harley Reno's Elvira - 8:56

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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 intermontane west.

The Elvira is great for trout as well as warm water species such as pike, walleye, etc.

Recipe:

  • Hook: Mustad 32756 or Eagle Claw 570 in 4, 6, 8
  • Thread: Danville's 3/0 waxed monocord in black, brown, or green
  • Eyes: Dazl-eyes in black or brass in 3/16 or 5/32
  • Tail: Black Marabou
  • Hackle: Rope made of Four strands Krystal Flas in ultraviolet or pearl, 1 Grizzly saddle hackle, 1 brown, tan or green saddle hackle
  • Throat: Red Marabou

Harley Reno's The Orcky - 21:40

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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 intermontane west.

The Orcky is a biologists take on a crayfish pattern designed to emphasize the elements most attractive to trout.

Recipe:

  • Hook: Mustad 32756 or Eagle Claw 570 in sizes 2,4,6, or 8
  • Thread: Danville's size A thread in Black, Brown, tan, or Green
  • Eyes: Dazl-eyes in black in size 7/32, 3/16, or 5/32
  • Antennae: Matched pair of 6 inch long saddle hackles
  • Pincers: Two 3 inch long brown saddle hackles
  • Tail: three saddle feathers from partridge
  • Hackle: Grizzly hackle (Any combo of Green, Grey, Brown); Krystal Flash (in ultraviolet, pearl, gold, copper, or brass)

Harley Reno's Brillo Pad - 7:37

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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.

Recipe:

  • 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

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