This pattern is used for Taimen, Lenok, Pike, Browns, and cutties. Boots has specifically used it a lot in Mongolia, Russia, and Kasakhstan.

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 pened 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.


  • Hook: Mustad 34011, Size 1/0.
  • Thread: Black 3/0 Flat Wax Nylon
  • Bead: Tungsten Cone and Bead Combo
  • Underbody: Olive Magnum Zonker Strip
  • Overbody: Black Magnum Zonker Strip.
  • Lateral Line: Barred Red Zonker Strip
  • Collar: Peacock Herl

Also see other flies by Boots.

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