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Boots Allen is a third generation guide and outfitter from Western Wyoming. Over the last 18 years, he has had the opportunity to fish and guide at destinations around the world, including Argentina, Russia, Mongolia, Kazakhstan, Costa Rica, British Columbia, and the streams of the Rocky Mountain West. He has penned numerous articles for fly fishing magazines such as Fly Tyer, The Fly Fishing and Tying Journal, The Drake, and Sports Afield. Boots has used his creations at the fly tying vise for a variety of game fish including taimen, pike, lenok, sea-run brown trout, steelhead, pacific salmon, snook, roosterfish, redfish, and almost every imaginable species of trout.


Recipe

  • Hook: Alec Jackson style 1/0 salmon hook (example- TMC 7999)
  • Thread: UTC 140, Burnt Orange
  • Claws: Ringneck pheasant neck feathers (those coming off the neck saddles directly posterior of white ringneck feathers)
  • Appendages: Four strands of copper Flashabou, plus two strands of peacock herl, plus two strands of olive Silli-Legs
  • Eyes: Dumbbell eyes, white or red
  • Body: Dyed pearl diamond braid, bonefish tan
  • Swimmerets: Saddles hackle, brown or honey
  • Backstrap: Rabbit fur strips – orange, burnt orange, or barred orange
  • Tail: Golden pheasant neck feathers

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