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Dave Tucker's Winter Spey - 9:00

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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: Orange 8/0 Uni Thread
  • Body: Pink Wool
  • Ribbing: Fine Oval Silver Tinsel
  • Hackle: Hot Orange Schlappen
  • Throat Hackle: Purple Mallard Flank
  • Wing: 4 Shrimp Orange Neck Hackles tied back to back

The combination of colors in the Winter Spey, has proven to be a winner on the bright cold days of winter. Fish the Winter Spey close to the bottom in large sizes 3/0 and 1.5.

See more Steelhead patterns!

See Dave's pattern "The Black Eye", or his Green Hornet.

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KC's Stonefly - 9:59

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Kieran Frye has been tying flies since 1981. He is an award winning tyer, including the 1994 Mustad Scandinavian Open held in Oslo, Norway. Many of Kieran's patterns were developed during his days afield in his home state of Pennsylvania.

Recipe:

  • Hook: Mustad Curved Nymph
  • Thread: Uni 6/0 color to match natural
  • Weight: Lead Free .025 wrapped around hook, smashed flat
  • Rib: Silver Wire
  • Tail: Goose Biots
  • Body: Dubbing to match natural
  • Thorax: Loop Dubbed Rabbit
  • Wing: Turkey Quill
  • Antennae: Fibers from the wing case

For KC's Emerger or KC's Henryville Special click on the link or go to the categories section to the right.

Shannon McCormick's Tube-Truder - 15:13

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This week's tier is Shannon McCormick, International Travel Manager for Westbank Anglers in Jackson Hole, WY ( 307.733.6483). Shannon began guiding on the Henry's Fork, Madison & Snake Rivers, as well as the Yellowstone National Park waters in 1994. At the same time, he began fishing for steelhead on the Clearwater and Salmon Rivers in Idaho and the Skeena System in British Columbia. He also fit in quite a few side trips to rivers like the Thompson in BC and the waters of the Olympic Peninsula. In subsequent years, he's organized and completed four exploratory surveys of Alaska and BC steelhead streams, utilizing motherships, jetboats and helicopters. He's guided for Atlantic Salmon on Russia's Ponoi River for one year and made two trips to Argentina's Tierra del Fuego, fishing for sea-run brown trout.

Recipe

  • Begin with a 1 1/2 " aluminum tube
  • From the rear of the fly forward:
  • Target (butt): pink dubbing ball
  • Flash: Crystal flash or Flashabou
  • Hackle (1): stripped Rhea feather
  • Hackle (2): stripped Amherst Pheasant tail
  • Hackle (3): stripped Guinea feather or mallard flank
  • Head: black 6/0 thread

Doug McKnight Crimp - 13:25

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

 

RECIPE:

  • Hook: Std. Saltwater #2-6
  • Thread: UTC 140 color to suit
  • Weight: Lead or bead chain eyes to suit
  • Eyes: glass bead on #16 mono, dipped in epoxy
  • Tail: craft fur, spanflex, krystal flash
  • Body: sparkle yarn, colors to suit
  • Wing: craft fur, krystal flash
  • Legs: spanflex
  • Weed guard: 12-16# hard mono

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