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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. Doug began tying flies at age 9 under his father’s instruction along with a few instructional books. In 2003, Umpqua Feather Merchants signed him up as a signature fly tyer, and you can buy his unique fly patterns in fly shops around the world. In 2010, Fly Fisherman Magazine published a streamer- tying article written by Doug that was very well received. He continues to write for regional and national publications. Doug McKnight, in recent years, has been working on his fine art of oil paintings, pastels and pen and pencil drawings. Doug’s art is carefully rendered and his meticulous nature lends itself towards recreating beautiful and accurate images with emphasis on the angler’s world.

Doug works at Yellow Dog Fly Fishing in addition to his personal creative work.

If you would like to learn more about Doug’s custom work you can reach him at dougmfish406@gmail.com or by contacting him at Doug McKnight’s Big Water Studio

RECIPE:

  • Hook: Mustad #34011 stainless long shank #1/0-6
  • Thread: UTC 140 color to suit
  • Weight: .010-.025 lead wire
  • Eyes: black Laquer applied with a toothpick
  • Tail: Rabbit fur, flash, sili legs
  • Body: Brassie size ultra wire, epoxy, glitter, model paint; Epoxy turner is handy for this one

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