I am a fly tyer from La Pine, Oregon. I retired to Central Oregon in “2004” to follow my passion for the sport of fly fishing and fly tying which took hold of me in the early 80’s. I was blessed with a great mentor and teacher in the late Andre’ Puyan’s who with great patience and humor cleaned up my tying by teaching me the classic techniques of the fly tyers craft. Andre’ believed that with great technique there is not a fly that you couldn’t tye. It is the way and how I teach today in my own classes.
I demonstrate at the most of the tyer conclaves and The Fly Fishing Shows in the Western US. I teach and do demos at the local Orvis store, as well as coordinate a winter fly tying series for the Central Oregon Fishers for which I am a member. In “2009”, I received the Stan Walters Memorial Fly Tyer of Year award from, the Oregon Council of the Federation of Fly Fishers. I am humbled to be in the same class as the past winners of this great award, and I will continue to teach and pass on the fly tying craft for that is the only way it can live on.
- Hook: 200r or 2X streamer hook #4 to # 10
- Thread: 8/0 rusty dun to olive “UNI”
- Tail: Grey Arctic Fox Tail
- Underbody: Fine foil lead with the rest of the Tailing material wrapped forward
- Body: Mylar ribbon material to match your water
- Throat: White to grey artic fox tail
- Wing: Grey to olive arctic fox tail. On large minnows use a white under wing with the darker color over the top
- Blood trails: The finest synthetic red material you can fine (Ice Fiber), even silk will work. (only 2 to 3 strands) on each side
- Head: Thread color tied full like the head