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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

Steve Potter: Swimming Baitfish - 19:20

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For the last ten years, Steve has demonstrated his tying skills in Oregon,
Idaho, Montana and California at Federation of Fly Fishing events. He has
tied at the International sportsman's Expositions in Sacramento, San Mateo
and Pleasanton, California. Steve has also tied at the Fly Fishing Show in
San Rafael, California.

Steve enjoys fly fishing the California Delta for Largemouth and Striped
Bass. He also takes pleasure in fishing the neighboring Sierra's for
various species of trout. He is a member of the Tracy Fly Fishers, enjoying
the club functions, speakers and the camaraderie of its members. He is a
proud member of the Whiting and Daiichi Pro Teams.
RECIPE:

  • Hook: Daiichi 2546
  • Thread: Gudebrod GX2 or Danville's Flat Waxed Nylon 210 Denier
  • Body: SF blend White Botton, Tan Top
  • Head: Stacked Deer Hair or Cow Elk Whit on Bottom, Tan top

Doug McKnight and the Deer Hair Slider - 21:37

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Doug Mcknight plays with deer hair in this multipurpose topwater 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:

  • Thread: Flat Wax Nylon
  • Eyes: Doll Eyes
  • Tail: 4-6 Saddle eyes
  • Body: Spun Deer Hair trimmed to Bullet Shape
  • Weed Guard: Heavy Mono

Dave McKee: Caicos Critter - 10:20

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Writer and outfitter Dave McKee of Dave McKee Flyfishing, LLC out of Bozeman, MT is tying his Caicos Critter for us today. Though specializes in both trout and carp fishing in SW Montana as well as being an Umpqua signature tier, this fly is a bonefish fly. He also writes a weekly outdoors column for the Bozeman Daily Chronicle, and he's developed his own line of cork strike indicators "the McKee Cork Indicator" which can be found in Umpqua Feather Merchant's Catalogue.

You can learn more about Dave at davemckeeflyfishing.com.

This week Dave is tying his Caicos Critter pattern.

RECIPE:

  • Hook: SKII3H #2-#4
  • Thread: Pink Flatwax Nylon
  • Tail: Barred Pumpkin Rubberlegs - nymph
  • Dubbing: UV Ice Dub or Hairs Ear
  • Eyes: Black Bead Chain
  • Wing: Gator Hair - tan; Red Fox body; UV Pearl Krystal Flash
  • Legs: Sili Legs barred Pumpkin - nymph

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