Category: "Dry Flies"

Dave McKee's Hairwing Callibaeitis - 8:42

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Dave McKee returns with his Hairwing Callibaetis.
Dave is a writer and outfitter of Dave McKee Flyfishing, LLC out of Bozeman, MT. He specializes in both trout and carp fishing in SW Montana as well as being an Umpqua signature tier. 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


  • Hook: TMC 100 #16
  • Thread: 8/0 Rusty Dun
  • Tail: Grizzly Hackle Fibers
  • Body: Callibaetis Ultrafine Dubbing
  • Wing: Deer Body Hair

Dave has also tied his Caicos Critter and his Shrimp Cocktail patterns. If you get a chance, take a look.
Have you used this fly? Where and with what results? What do you think of this pattern? Let us know what you think.

Wayne Luallen's CDC Spinner - 15:42

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Wayne has tied most every type of fly he could get his vise clamped onto since 1974. He has demonstrated at numerous local, regional, national, and international events, including National FFF Conclaves since 1980. His work has been published in several magazines and books in the U.S. as well as Europe, including Tying the Classic Salmon Fly edited by Mike Radencich, and more recently Wayne tied the flies for Basic Fly Tying: All the Skills and Tools You Need to Get Started edited by Jon Rounds, photographed by Mike Radencich, and illustrated by John McKim. Wayne received the Wayne “Buz” Buszek Memorial Fly Tying Award in 1991. Wayne is especially fond of teaching the details of fly tying through better understanding of the nature of tying materials as well as better application and use of tying thread.


  • Hook: Daiichi 1110, #14-22
  • Thread: Danville’s Flymaster 6/0
  • Tail: Most any hard hair or synthetic
  • Abdomen: Thread or dubbing blend
  • Rib: Twisted thread
  • Thorax: Dubbing blend
  • Wing - Type 1 or 2 Nature's Spirit Goose CDC feather(s) - (Note: See article about CDC by Hans Weilenmann )
  • Head: Tying thread

Jacklin's Giant Salmon Fly -10:17

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This weeks fly is another one by Bob Jacklin of West Yellowstone, MT.

Bob Jacklin has been a fly fishing guide and outfitter in the Yellowstone region for over 37 years. He is a world class fly fisherman, fly tyer, and fly casting instructor. Bob holds a Masters Certification as a fly casting instructor, and sits on the FFF's Board of Governors for fly casting instruction. He has been tying flies commercially since 1963 and is a past recipient of the FFF's Buz Buszek award for his contributions to the art of fly tying. There are few people in the country with as much in-depth knowledge of fly fishing, fly casting, and fly tying as Bob Jacklin. He is a charter member of the Federation of Fly Fishers, on the pro staff for St. Croix Rods, Ross Reels, Cortland Lines, and Whiting Farms. He is also a contract fly tyer for Umpqua Feather Merchants. On October 23, 2004, at the Catskill Fl Fishing Center and Museum, Bob Jacklin was inducted into the very prestigious "Fly Fishing Hall of Fame"

Bob is a frequent participant at fly tying shows as well as putting on talks and demonstrations for smaller groups.

Now sit back and enjoy both the fly tying and story telling skills of Bob Jacklin. See the recipe below the video.


  • Hook: Tiemco #200r Size 4 and 6
  • Thread: Flo. Orange 210 Denier
  • Tail: None
  • Egg Sack: Black Elk or Deer Hair
  • Body: Salmon Fly Orange Dubbing over Dyed Black Elk Hair
  • Ribbing: Two Brown Saddle Hackles
  • Wing: Long Blond Elk Hair
  • Legs: Black Rubber Legs, Med
  • Head and Collar: Bullet Head Dyed Brown Deary Body Hair

The Art Flick Dun Variant - 10:48

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Doug McKnight returns with his Art Flick Dun Variant.

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


  • Hook: Standard Dry Fly
  • Thread: UTC 70
  • Tail: Dun Hackle fibers
  • Body: Reddish brown hackle stripped
  • Hackle: 2-3 dun dry fly hackles 3-4 times oversized

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