Category: "Bass Flies"

Charles Barton: The Universal Spey - 16:29

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From Charles:

I have been tying stuff onto hooks for a long time. It began with poppers and jig heads, which served the fishing I was taught to do by my father. By the age of twelve I was approaching burn out from fishing the warm water mud pit impoundments of central Arkansas. Dear ol` Dad saved me, though, when he took me on a float trip on the White River in northern Arkansas. It has taken all the years since to get enough fur and feather into my bloodstream to achieve the level of addiction I now have for fly fishing, and tying. I justify my habit by tying at conclaves and other events, from coast to coast. I am proud to be a Proteam member for Whiting Farms and on the Pro Staff for Daiichi. It is always good to use the best. I own and operate Tanfly, LLC from my home in Little Rock.
Have fun and tie one on for me!

Also: It catches everything and anything, salt and fresh. Used a lot for smallmouth bass and large trout.

Recipe:

  • Hook: Daiichi salmon fly hooks size 3/0 down to size 10
  • Thread: Clear Mono
  • Eyes: Barbell or bead chain (he uses Wapsi "Real Eyes")
  • Tag: Holographic Tinsel wound down the hook bend and back up
  • Body: Pine squirrel zonker palmered to just behind the eye.
  • Collar: Whiting Spey feather, as many wraps as you can get.

Doug McKnight Deer Hair Popper - 23:59

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Doug puts the weight on in this heave multi purpose fly.

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.

Recipe:

  • Hook: Bass bug hook, or standard saltwater hook.
  • Thread: Flat waxed nylon white
  • Tail: 3 or four pairs of wide webby Rooster neck hackle, white, brown, yellow dyed grizzly, crystal flash
  • Head/Body: Deer belly Hair white; Deer body hair, brown, Black
  • Legs: 3 or 4 medium round rubber legs yellow
  • Eyes: Medium doll eyes
  • Weedguard: 20# hard mono

Additional notes: coat front of popper with a flexible adhesive like clear Silicone, it makes the popper make more noise and "pop" better.

Doug McKnight and the Sasquatch - 18:12

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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.

RECIPE:

  • Hook: 4x-6x long Streamer hook
  • Thread: UTC 140
  • Eyes: Lead Dumbbell eyes
  • Tail: Brown and Burnt Umber Marabou
  • Legs: Tan speckled rubber legs
  • Body: Woodchuck Hair spun into a loop of Med. gauge wire


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Steve Potter Dahlberg Rabbit Strip Diver - 18:49

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For the last ten years, Steve has demonstrated his fly 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: Daichi 2546 2/0 ----------------- Buy on Amazon
Thread: Gx2 Gudebrod----------------- Buy on Amazon
Tail: Rabbit Strip ----------------------- Buy on Amazon
Flank: Pearl Krystal Flash ------------- Buy on Amazon
Body: Rabbit Strip ---------------------- Buy on Amazon
Head: Dyed Deer Hair (2 colors) ----- Buy on Amazon
Eyes: Studded Doll eyes --------------- Buy on Amazon

Tools
Scissors ----------------------------------- Buy on Amazon
Head Cement----------------------------- Buy on Amazon
Bobbin ------------------------------------ Buy on Amazon
Goop -------------------------------------- Buy on Amazon

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