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From Al:

I grew up in Michigan and have fished as long as I can remember. After graduating college, I moved to California and gravitated toward fly fishing almost exclusively. I have been tying “seriously” since 1983 and have been a tying instructor both independently and for several Colorado fly shops since 2000. In 2005 I also began guiding along Colorado’s front range. Currently I am a member of Whiting Farms Pro Staff and am employed by PEAK Fishing and I have several fly patterns commercially available. In addition to guiding, tying instruction and demos, my wife Diana and I own and operate our own company geared primarily toward flyfishing education services. More detailed information is available at


  • Hook:  Tiemco 3769 sz 12 through 18
  • Bead:  Tungsten Copper
  • Tail:  Krystal Flash, Root Beer over Pearl
  • Abdomen:  Glitter D Rib, Root Beer
  • Wing Case:  Mirage Tinsel
  • Thorax:  Hare’e Ice, Peacock

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