Category: "Streamers"

Boots Allen Lantham Crayfish - 19:11

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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 penned 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: Alec Jackson style 1/0 salmon hook (example- TMC 7999)
  • Thread: UTC 140, Burnt Orange
  • Claws: Ringneck pheasant neck feathers (those coming off the neck saddles directly posterior of white ringneck feathers)
  • Appendages: Four strands of copper Flashabou, plus two strands of peacock herl, plus two strands of olive Silli-Legs
  • Eyes: Dumbbell eyes, white or red
  • Body: Dyed pearl diamond braid, bonefish tan
  • Swimmerets: Saddles hackle, brown or honey
  • Backstrap: Rabbit fur strips - orange, burnt orange, or barred orange
  • Tail: Golden pheasant neck feathers

Willy Self Willy's Fruit Rollup - 7:54

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Willy discovered his passion for fly fishing at the early age of six. Shortly thereafter, he began tying his own flies for trout, salmon steelhead, and shad. Willy found his love of lake fishing early and has continued to fish stillwaters, becoming known far and wide for his expertise and knowledge. He has fished all over northern California, Idaho, and Montana. From famous blue ribbon trout rivers to high mountain lakes and reservoirs, from farm ponds to the big lakes, Willy has guided for over twenty years in Montana and Yellowstone National Park. Willy has continued to develop his fly tying skills and is currently a signature tyer for Brookside Flies out of Denver, Co. He runs a great outfitting business Willy's Trout World and on his Facebook Page. He uses any number of Echo fly rods to ply his craft, including our spey and switch rods and is currently working on the new design of Airflo fly lines for special presentation on lakes. Spey casting may be a new approach for lake fishermen in the US, but in Europe it is a common practice allowing for long distant casts from the shoreline.

This fly is a great lake pattern.

RECIPE:

  • Hook: 730 Series 4, 6, 8, 10
  • Thread: 3/0 mono cord
  • Bead: Glass or Brass
  • Tail: Scud Back over Krinkle Flash
  • Body: Dubbed Simi Seal
  • Head: Bead

Harley Reno's MWB - 8:57

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Harley W. Reno holds a B.S. and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Zoology (Specialty- sensory anatomy in fishes). He retired after 34 years of professorial duty as a biologist, environmental engineer, and systems engineer, and 25 years of Engineering and environmental duty in the oil, gas, and coal mining industries and nuclear waste management programs of the U.S. Department of Energy. He also spent 50 years guiding all over the United States, in Mexico, and Canada. He still floats and guides, although without remuneration, on rivers throughout the intermontane west.

MWB is an acronym for la Mouche Wooly Bugger.

Recipe:

  • Hook: Mustad 9672 or 9674 in sizes 2,4,6, 8, or 10
  • Thread: Danville's size 3/0 waxed monocord in black, brown, or tan
  • Head: Brass or copper cone in appropriate size
  • Weight: three inch strand of .20 lead wire (optional)
  • Tail: Black or Brown Marabou
  • Hackle: Rope made of Two strands ultraviolet or pearl Krystal Flash, 1 Grizzly saddle hackle, 1 brown saddle hackle
  • Collar: One Red Neck hackle from a hen

Harley Reno's Elvira - 8:56

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Harley W. Reno holds a B.S. and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Zoology (Specialty- sensory anatomy in fishes). He retired after 34 years of professorial duty as a biologist, environmental engineer, and systems engineer, and 25 years of Engineering and environmental duty in the oil, gas, and coal mining industries and nuclear waste management programs of the U.S. Department of Energy. He also spent 50 years guiding all over the United States, in Mexico, and Canada. He still floats and guides, although without remuneration, on rivers throughout the intermontane west.

The Elvira is great for trout as well as warm water species such as pike, walleye, etc.

Recipe:

  • Hook: Mustad 32756 or Eagle Claw 570 in 4, 6, 8
  • Thread: Danville's 3/0 waxed monocord in black, brown, or green
  • Eyes: Dazl-eyes in black or brass in 3/16 or 5/32
  • Tail: Black Marabou
  • Hackle: Rope made of Four strands Krystal Flas in ultraviolet or pearl, 1 Grizzly saddle hackle, 1 brown, tan or green saddle hackle
  • Throat: Red Marabou

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