Category: "Streamers"

Branden Tueller Zig Zag - 14:03

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From Branden

My name is Branden Tueller and I currently reside in the beautiful Wood River Valley (Sun
Valley, Idaho). I have been tying flies for about 15 years, and have been a demonstration tyer at
the East Idaho Fly Tying & Fishing Expo for the past 4 years. I am also a member of the
Federation of Fly Fishers.

My passion is to design & create durable, innovative, and fishable flies, I enjoy teaching &
demonstrating at all levels, from beginners to advanced Art Flies. I have taken a special interest
in weaving the past few years and enjoy incorporating it in many patterns.

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Chris William's Muddler Minnow - 15:43

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From Chris:

With regards to fly tying and fishing, I have done both since I was 9-years-old. Even with my rather limited math skills, I believe that translates to 40 years experience. Although I do fish and tie nymphs, my true passion is for dry fly-fishing, especially of the very small variety. Favorite hatches involve fishing baetis, midges, and tricos. I look upon fly-tying as a continually evolving process with new materials and new twists on old ties and methods emerging all of the time. My philosophy as a fly-tier is that tying is really a way of problem-solving. I spend a great deal of time on streams and lakes with much time being spent simply as an observer of entomology and nature. I try to come up with patterns that fit different situations, try to be innovative in the creation of flies to solve different problems, and I also try to learn from other individuals in order to be a better tier and fisherman.
While I certainly would not consider myself a famous tier or fly fisherman, I have been demonstrating fly-tying at expos (including the tremendous East Idaho Expo), fly club meetings, for community groups, and in shops for about the last eight years. Some of my flies have also been featured in Fly Fish America, and I am currently a member of Whiting's Pro Team. Also, I am currently producing a line of dry fly and emerger patterns that will be marketed by Riverborn Flies in 2010.
Over the years, I have been helped by many people to improve my skills as a tier and fly fisherman, and to those folks I owe a great debt of gratitude. I truly love this sport and as I grow to be a mature member of the fly tying and fishing community, it is one of my goals to pass on a little of the knowledge I have accumulated over the years.


RECIPE:

  • Hook: Gamakatsu 1/0 or 2/0 jig hook
  • Thread: red UTC 140
  • Bead: large tungsten cone followed by a 3/16” tungsten bead
  • Eyes: yellow doll eyes super-glued to cone
  • Body: orange crinkled flashabou wrapped and then pulled back and tied down for more flash. Then add some black flashabou strands as well.
  • Belly: Dyed black-barred muddler brown bunny strip.
  • Over body: One black-barred white marabou blood quill feather under a black-barred brown marabou blood quill
  • Collar: Black-barred bunny strip wrapped and stroked back
  • Gills: red barred marabou

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Doug McKnight The Pig Pen Leach - 8:53

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Livingston tier and guide Doug McKnight hails originally from Pennsylvania, 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 or by calling him at George Anderson's Yellowstone Angler at (406) 222-7130.

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RECIPE:

  • Bead: Black Brass eye
  • Hook: #6-12 2XL nymph hook
  • Thread: UTC140 color to suit
  • Tail: Burnt Orange and Brown Marabou, single strand of flashabou
  • Body: Gold Variant Rabbit fur from the hide twisted into a dubbing loop

Boots Allen Monkey Mouse - 13:38

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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: Mustad 34011, size 4 to size 2/0
  • Thread: Black 3/0
  • Tail: Strip of antelope hide colored black
  • Shellback: Two strips of black and white, two-tone, 2mm foam
  • Body: Black Ice chenille
  • Legs: Four strips of black rubber, knotted to form knee and ankle joints

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