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Salmonfly.Net Salmon and Steelhead Fly Tying Guide  In Memory of Yuri Shumakov 

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Dr. David Burns


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 4 year old David Burns fishing Deer Creek
4 year old David Burns fishing Deer Creek

Dr. Burns into a Steelhead on the Little Salmon River; Photo taken by Zach HawsYes, the mystery photo above is none other than Dr. David Burns, Master Fly Tyer, conservationist, and fly fisherman, shown to the left, who is currently enjoying his time in retirement after serving a distinguished career as an educator, a 3 year stint with the Washington Department of Game, and 30 years as a fisheries biologist with the USDA-Forest Service. Dr. Burns has been wowing us for quite a few years on Salmonfly.Net with his beautiful classic Atlantic Salmon flies, Speys and Dees. It you would like to know more about Dr. Burns and his flies, see his Contributing Fly Tyer pager at The Flies of Dr. David Burns. 

For now take a few moments to view two more beautiful originals that Dr. Burns tied for a customer.

The Flies

Ancient Macdonald Lord of the Isles
Ancient Macdonald Lord of the Isles

Ancient Red Macdonald Lord of the Isles
Ancient Red Macdonald Lord of the Isles



Previously Submitted Flies

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The River The Trainor's Fork Special

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Rochers Rouge Black Watch Over Ste Marguerite Joque Etchemin Ancient Campbell Three Ayes For Idaho - This fly, designed by Dr. Burns was called by him 'An experiment in asymmetry' Isle of Skye - This beautifully fly was tied by Master Tyer, Dr. David Burns for a TU Earth day auction. American Steelheader Steelhead Lay Dee - Originated by Dr. Burns Jock Scott Blue Jock Scott with a blue floss body; one of the variations that Dr. Burns ties for his fly box. Purple King South Fork Salmon River Spey - An original Dr. David Burns Fly Sol Duc Spey Pimp Mo Shrimp - This beautifully spey was tied by Master Tyer, Dr. David Burns in the style of Clark Lucas. Klamath Topping Egg - Another Dr. Burns original, this one designed to imitate a fish egg. Veach's Green Sockeye Fly - A Fly A proven Sockeye-taker, designed by Dr. BurnsPornge - The name Pornge comes from its colors (pink-orange). Dave created this for a April trip to the Klamath.

Bimps Cutt - a special creation for a customer Kelson's Black Doctor - tied for fishing McCall's Special - recently completed and framed for a Shepherd's Home benefit auction Turkey with Blues - tied for a National Wild Turkey Federation auction

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Summer Steelhead

By Dr. David Burns

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