Category: "Dry Flies"

Boots Allen's Tara-X - 16:30

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Boots Allen is a third generation guide and outfitter from Western Wyoming. Over the last 18 years, he has had the opportunity to fish and guide at destinations around the world, including Argentina, Russia, Mongolia, Kazakhstan, Costa Rica, British Columbia, and the streams of the Rocky Mountain West. He has pened numerous articles for fly fishing magazines such as Fly Tyer, The Fly Fishing and Tying Journal, The Drake, and Sports Afield. Boots has used his creations at the fly tying vise for a variety of game fish including taimen, pike, lenok, sea-run brown trout, steelhead, pacific salmon, snook, roosterfish, redfish, and almost every imaginable species of trout.

Recipe:

  • Hook: standard dry fly hook, sizes 4 to 10.
  • Thread: 3/0 in gray, yellow, green, brown, cream, or orange.
  • Tail: golden pheasant neck feathers or Amherst pheasant neck feathers.
  • Body: 1 mm two or single color foam. Dubbing can be used as an alternative. A variety of color can be used.
  • Hackle: brown or red.
  • Wing: Siberian brown bear hair or grizzly bear hair.
  • Head: 2 mm foam – brown, tan, or gray.
  • Mandible: Ostrich plumes or peacock herl.
  • Legs: brown rubber, Flexi-floss, Silli Legs, or Spanflex.
  • Indicator: 2 mm foam.

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Other Patterns by Boots Allen: Boots Allen's Peacock

Biggy's Yellow Sally - 12:07

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Josh Stanish is a tyer from Bozeman, MT. Find out more about Josh by going to www.biggiesbugs.blogspot.com or to www.montanatroutchasers.com

Josh grew up in the mountains of Colorado and watched a world class resort grow from the ground up. His passion for fishing got started at a young age when his father would take him camping in the flat top wilderness. When he was about 10 he found an old spin/flyfish combo rod and headed to the river. He has been completely consumed with the sport ever since. Upon graduating High School he headed north to the great state of Montana. He attended college between his days on the Madison, Yellowstone and Gallatin Rivers.

Recipe:
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  • Hook: Dai Riki #305 or Tiemco #100 size 12-16
  • Thread: Gray 70 Denier UTC Thread
  • Tail: Micro Ultra Chennile Red
  • Body: Yellow Ice Dubbing
  • Wing: Deer Hair
  • Overwing: White Poly Post yarn
  • Legs: Pumpkin Sili Legs

Josh Stanish's Rubberleg 20 Incher - 16:31

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Josh Stanish is a tyer from Bozeman, MT. Find out more about Josh by going to Biggie's Bugs or to www.montanatroutchasers.com

Josh grew up in the mountains of Colorado and watched a world class resort grow from the ground up. His passion for fishing got started at a young age when his father would take him camping in the flat top wilderness. When he was about 10 he found an old spin/flyfish combo rod and headed to the river. He has been completely consumed with the sport ever since. Upon graduating High School he headed north to the great state of Montana. He attended college between his days on the Madison, Yellowstone and Gallatin Rivers.

Recipe:

  • Hook: TMC 2302 #6-14
  • Thread: 6/0 Black Uni thread
  • Bead: 5/32" Black Bead
  • Tail: Dark Brown Goose Biots
  • Rib: Medium Red Wire
  • Abdomen: Peacock Herl
  • Underwing: Large Mirage Tinsel
  • Wingcase: Mottled Oak Thin Skin
  • Dubbing: Dark Hare's Ear
  • Legs: White Living Rubber Legs and Speckled Hen Saddle Hackles

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Bloom's Parachute Caddis - 9:18

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Dave Bloom has been an outfitter and guide in Montana and Idaho over 20 yrs as well as a dedicated steelheader in the Northwest. In addition he has guided in Chile and worked for Montana Fly Company in central America. He also has several of his patterns liscensed by Idlywild Flies out of Portland.
He is currently residing and outfitting in Craig, MT on the Missouri River.

You can check out Bloom Outfitters' website and you can contact him at
bloomoutfitting@hotmail.com
or
(406) 868-7794

This pattern is a parachute caddis he uses on the big MO.

Recipe:
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  • Hook: TMC #921 #12-#18
  • Thread: Tan
  • Body: Golden Pheasant Tail
  • Thorax: Hare's Ear
  • Wing: Light Elk Downwing with black, hot orange, or pink post
  • Cree or Dark Ginger variant wrappted as parachute hackle

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