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On Wednesday, March 30th starting at 6pm Mountain time (8 Eastern) we will have a PHWFF exclusive virtual event with Kelly Galloup, one of fly fishing’s most successful fly designers and a PHWFF fly tying contest judge.  Along with learning how to tie a couple of great flies, Kelly will talk about important characteristics such as Scale, Proportion, Color Harmony, Materials Use, Technique, etc, all important things to consider when tying your flies for the upcoming fly tying contest. Fly recipes are are listed below.

Galloup’s Olive/White Belly Bumper Bunker Recipe

  • Hook: #2/0 MFC 7055 Belly Bumper
  • Thread: GSP 100
  • Body: MFC UV Pearl Sparkle Minnow Body Brush
  • Underwing (in order):
    • Natural Buck Tail
    • Yellow Ice Dub Shimmer Fringe
    • Pearl Dark UV Blue Black Ice Dub Minnow Back Shimmer Fringe
  • Wing: Olive Whiting American Rooster Saddles
  • Wing Accent: Olive Grizzly Hackle
  • Adhesive for Wing: Tear Mender
  • Bottom Half of Head: Blend of 2/3 White Laser Dub, 1/3 Silver Minnow Belly Laser Dub
  • Top Half of Head: Olive Laser Dub
  • Cheek: Lavender Laser Dub
  • Eyes: 8mm Gold Deer Creek Gator Eyes

Kelly Galloup’s Laser Legal Recipe

  • Thread: GSP 100
  • Back Hook: Daiichi 2460 #4
  • Tail: 1 plume white marabou on bottom, blend of sculpin olive, olive, and black laser dub on top
  • Body: Pearl Ice Dub
  • Bottom Wings (2): White Marabou Plumes
  • Top Wings (2): Laser Dub Blend (same as tail)
  • Connection: AFW 19 Strand Surflon Micro Ultra Wire
  • Front Hook: Gamakatsu B10S #4 (not #6)
  • Bottom Wings (2): White Marabou Plumes
  • Top Wings (3): Laser Dub Blend
  • Body: Pearl Ice Dub
  • Third Bottom Wing: White Laser Dub
  • Cheek: Lavender Laser Dub
  • Bead: 3/16” Black Counter Sunk Tungsten Bead

Meet Kelly Galloup

Kelly started his fly fishing career at the age of 13, tying flies for the local tackle shop. He started guiding at the age of 16 and still manages to run a couple trips a year. Kelly owned and operated The Troutsman fly shop and guide service in Northern Michigan for 20 years. He sold the Troutsman in 2001, and purchased The Slide Inn lodge on the banks of the Madison River in southwest Montana. Kelly has written two books:  Modern Streamers for Trophy Trout and Cripples and Spinners, and has numerous DVD’s on tying and fishing. In 2003 Kelly received the living legend award from the FFF, and was awarded the Charles E Brooks memorial life award in 2007. He has over fifty nationally recognized fly patterns that are sold worldwide, and is currently a signature tier for Montana Fly Company. He is also a rod and line designer for St Croix rods and Airflo fly lines. Kelly has been published in every major fly fishing periodical in the U.S., and is one of the Editors at large for Fly Fisherman magazine. Kelly is also the host of Fly Fish TV with Kelly Galloup . As one of the most sought after speakers in the country, Kelly spends much of his winter months speaking for clubs and Sports shows across the country.

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