Elk Hair Steelhead Skater
Tied by Richard Lane*
Hook: TMC 105 size 6.
Thread: - Pumpkin 6/0.
Tail: Natural Elk Hair.
Shell: Natural Elk Hair.
Wing: Natural Elk Hair tied forward.
Head: Natural Elk Hair spun and clipped close.
*About Dick Lane
Born on January 8, 1944 on the Yakama Indian
Reservation in a two-room shack on Toppennish Ridge.
I am ½ Klickatat/Cowlitz Indian and the rest is Irish,
German and Dutch. I grew up on the Reservation and
Oregon State in various parts. As long as I can remember
I had a fishing rod of some type in my hands. At the age
of 11, I went to work for my Uncle Ed as a commercial
fisherman out of Pacific City, Oregon. I worked for my
Uncle till the other "Uncle" sent for me. Then it was a
free paid vacation to SE Asia for a few years. After
returning home from the war I tried the collage thing
at UCLA for 2 yrs. At which time a friend offered me a
chance to "go fishin." I thought that we were going
locally, but no, we went to Alaska instead. I fell in
love with the great state and never looked back. While
fishing in Alaska another friend got me started using
the long rod again so here I am today fly fishing
whereever and whenever I get the chance. I have been
in the commercial fishing industry for about 30 years
and a fisherman my whole life. Today I am a Licensed
Master Plumber in 11 states, I also hold a USCG 500 ton
All Oceans Masters License, 1600 ton 1st Mate, 3rd Mate
Unlimited and a 10,000 hp Chief Engineers License. Oh,
I almost forgot I have been full time fly fishing since
1988 and been a guide in Western Alaska on and off since 1991.
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