By Dick Lane*
Hook: Alec Jackson.
Body: Flat silver tinsel rear ¾, front 1.4, black chenille.
Collar: Black marabou followed with Guinea dyed orange.
*About Richard (Dick) Lane
Born on January 8, 1944 on the Yakama Indian Reservation
in a two room shank 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
college 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 where ever
and when ever 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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