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James Warren: Tasty Toad - 12:54

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James Warren has been tying commercially since he was 12 years old. He has guided for 9 years and fished all over the world.

The Tasty Toad is a great saltwater flats pattern invented by a guy named Harry Spear. It is a great permit pattern, a bonefish fly patterns in smaller sizes, a tarpon fly pattern in larger sizes and you can feel free to mix up the colors.

Recipe:

  • Hook: Stainless Steel, Size 2
  • Thread: Chartreuse 6/0
  • Eyes: Lead eyes, zap a gapped to hook
  • Tail: Tan marabou tips, grizzly hackle tips, 2 – 4 strands tan midge flash per side on tail
  • Body: Chartreuse Ice Fur

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Doug McKnight: Slingblade Spoonfly - 17:55

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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. Doug began tying flies at age 9 under his father’s instruction along with a few instructional books. In 2003, Umpqua Feather Merchants signed him up as a signature fly tyer, and you can buy his unique fly patterns in fly shops around the world. In 2010, Fly Fisherman Magazine published a streamer- tying article written by Doug that was very well received. He continues to write for regional and national publications. Doug McKnight, in recent years, has been working on his fine art of oil paintings, pastels and pen and pencil drawings. Doug’s art is carefully rendered and his meticulous nature lends itself towards recreating beautiful and accurate images with emphasis on the angler’s world.

Doug works at Yellow Dog Fly Fishing in addition to his personal creative work.

If you would like to learn more about Doug's custom work you can reach him at dougmfish406@gmail.com or by contacting him at Doug McKnight's Big Water Studio

RECIPE:

  • Hook: Mustad #34011 stainless long shank #1/0-6
  • Thread: UTC 140 color to suit
  • Weight: .010-.025 lead wire
  • Eyes: black Laquer applied with a toothpick
  • Tail: Rabbit fur, flash, sili legs
  • Body: Brassie size ultra wire, epoxy, glitter, model paint; Epoxy turner is handy for this one

James Warren Clouser Minnow - 8:12

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James Warren has been tying commercially since he was 12 years old. He has guided for 9 years and fished all over the world. Recipe:

  • Hook: Any streamer hook. Stainless steel for saltwater.
  • Thread: Fine mono
  • Eyes: Lead or dumbbell eyes to match fishing conditions and water depth. Use zap-a-gap to secure to hook prior to tying
  • Body: White and pink Ice Fur or similar synthetic. Bucktail also works very well and was the original material.

James Warren: Billfish Popper - 15:32

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James Warren has been tying commercially since he was 12 years old. He has guided for 9 years and fished all over the world. His Billfish Popper pattern is simple and cheap and worth a watch.

Recipe:
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  • Hook: Owner AKI 6/0 (two hooks)
  • Eyes: 1/2" Silver Prismatic Stick on
  • Tail: Yellow, Chartreuse, Turquoise, Green Griz Schlappen
  • Head: Foam Cylendar, Gold Tape, Pantone Markers

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