So, I know you’ve all been waiting for this one, mostly because I am very intuitive and in tune with the wants and needs of fishermen in general, but maybe all those emails, phone calls, and Facebook messages put me over the edge. At any rate, here is my latest streamer pattern: Craven’s Dirty Hippy. I first started developing this fly after a trip to the Missouri River in Craig, Montana. It was on this trip that I started to appreciate streamer patterns that went a little beyond the usual Wooly Bugger variations and branched into more sparsely tied realistic small fish profiles. To that end, I promptly started playing with streamer patterns of this ilk upon my return home and the final result is now known as the Dirty Hippy. The name is garnered from my new wife, a tree huggin’, liberal-minded not-really-so-dirty Dirty Hippy. She’s turned out to be good for my conservative side and the fly has turned out to be good for my soul…tie some up and see what it does for you.

Fly Tying Recipe:
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HOOK: #4 TMC 5263

THREAD: 3/0 TAN DANVILLE MONOCORD

CONE: LARGE COPPER BRASS CONE

WEIGHT: .025 LEAD WIRE

FLASH: GOLD, COPPER & PEARL FLASHABOU

BELLY: CREAM TEMPLE OR ARCTIC FOX BODY FUR

WING: TAN MARABOU

COLLAR: BONEFISH TAN ARCTIC FOX

FACE: UV TAN ICE DUBBING

EYES: 3/16″ GOLD ADHESIVE HOLOGRAPHIC EYES

ADHESIVE: TEAR MENDER

MARKER BARRING: SEPIA & ORANGE PRISMACOLOR MARKER