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Rick started flyfishing at the age of six, at an uncle’s cabin in Minnesota for bluegill. Flyfishing quickly became a lifetime pursuit in Colorado, with Rick spending a lot of time fishing Colorado’s South Platte while he attended Denver University. He then started guiding with mentor Steve Herter at Elk Trout lodge in Colorado, and later in Wyoming, Utah, and Montana. Rick guided Jackson Hole’s One Fly for ten years, and also spent many summers guiding on Montana’s Bighorn and Yellowstone Rivers. Later, Rick went on to host ESPN’s FLY FISHING AMERICA, traveling and fishing extensively around the U.S. Rick has fished for trout, steelhead and salmon all over the world. If Rick has one passion in fishing, it’s steelhead fishing with two handed spey rods. Rick is a great fly tier, and his classic spey flies are works of art. In the winter he works on the ski hills.

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RECIPE:

  • Hook: 2487 Tiemco Hook
  • Thread: 8/O uni thread
  • Body: Olive Goose Biot
  • Rib: Peacock Krystal Flash
  • Thorax: Olive Beaver Dubbing

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