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. If you would like to learn more about Doug’s custom work you can reach him at 



  • Hook: Std. Saltwater #2-6
  • Thread: UTC 140 color to suit
  • Weight: Lead or bead chain eyes to suit
  • Eyes: glass bead on #16 mono, dipped in epoxy
  • Tail: craft fur, spanflex, krystal flash
  • Body: sparkle yarn, colors to suit
  • Wing: craft fur, krystal flash
  • Legs: spanflex
  • Weed guard: 12-16# hard mono

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