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 3761
  • Thread: UTC 70 Denier
  • Eyes: Black Mono Eyes
  • Tail: Sparse Tail of Marabou fibers with one strand of Mirage Opal Flash on each side
  • Body: A second bundle of marabou fibers equal to the tail, or the butts of the marabou tail fibers
  • Thorax: Extension of Body
  • Head: Extension of Body and Thorax
  • Rib: Mirage Opal Flash
  • Wing Bud: Mixed bundle of Antron and Mirage Opal Flash

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