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Riverfly Angler is a unique resource for fly fisherman. This is the place that I feature my flies, photography, and new ideas. You can also look for me at the following featured events. So sit back, grab your favorite beverage and see what's new. Check back for new flies and photo images. I am available for fly fishing presentations for your local Trout Unlimited, FFF or private fly fishing club. These include PowerPoint presentations, fly tying demonstrations and rigging and casting demonstrations. You can contact me at allenmcgee@hotmail.com.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Here's a great fly for tailwaters and spring creek small nymphs and pupa. Fish dead drift or with small strips in front of the trout. This method shows how to tie large feathers on small hooks. The body materials combine when wet to form a very effective appearance.

McGee's SCS

I recently did an interview for the Articulate Fly podcast. It can be heard here:
The Articulate Fly

The Articulate Fly

Ask About Fly Fishing Radio Podcast Interview
This was conducted months ago. It gives some insight into my methods and feelings on what makes good fly designs as well as how to approach presentations in imitating different aquatic trout stream species.

Ask About Fly Fishing - Internet Radio

A big thanks to Katie and John Demuth whom I met
 at the Fly Fishing Show in Atlanta last weekend. 
Katie took these very nice images of some new patterns.

Goose and Grizzly Hen - Sulphur

Chickabou and Holographic Tinsel

Spotted Sedge Pupa using Riverfly UV Contrast Dubbing Set

Heavy Metal Nymph

Scientific Anglers Frequency Double Taper NEW LINE

Available Here
I have been waiting patiently for them to re-release this double taper fly line.
This used to be called the Supra. I've been fishing this line design for 25 years. I fish these line exclusively in DT4 and DT5. I just hope they decide to change the color back to buckskin as it visually tracks well on the water and is a natural looking color.

Henry Hoffman and I discussing soft-hackle feathers August 5, 2017.

have been using UV materials,both natural and synthetic in my nymphs, emergers and dry flies for a while now. I wrote about their effectiveness in fly design and catch rates in my new book.

Upcoming Presentations:

Fly-Fishing Soft-Hackles
Nymphs, Emergers and Dry Flies

Spiders to Flymphs
The Evolution of the Soft-Hackled Wet Fly
Available Here

Tying & Fishing Soft-Hackled Nymphs
Available Here


New Video Allen McGee's Shaggy Nymph:

The Pheasant Tail Flymph Tie i.e. Don't Leave Home Without It..Mayfly, Caddis.


Green Machine

Swimming Nymph

Fiery Sulphur

Enforcer Nymph

Hot Flymph

PMD Sub Dun

Chocolate Spider
Winter Pheasant

Bright PT Soft-Hackled Nymph

Steve Bird is to say the least an innovative wet fly designer and angler. His blog Soft-Hackle Journal is great resource for seeing some of the revolutionary wet flies being fished today. He prescribes to the notion that fish are the judge of the flies we design and is not afraid to try new materials and methods in the never ending advancement of the genre. 
Yellow Jacket by Steve Bird

Hare's Ear Soft-Hackle bead head sz. 10, 12, 14, 16

 Soft-Hackled Dry Fly brown sz. 10, 12, 14, 16

 Partridge & Marabou olive sz. 10, 12, 14, 16

 McGee V-Nymph brown sz. 10, 12, 14, 16

 Marabou V-Nymph brown sz. 10, 12, 14, 16

Marabou V-Nymph olive sz. 10, 12, 14, 16

UV Nymph brown sz. 10, 12, 14, 16

Wire Flymph copper sz. 10, 12, 14, 16

  McGee V-Nymph olive sz. 10, 12, 14, 16

McGee Yellow Strike sz. 10, 12, 14, 16

McGee Olive Strike sz. 10, 12, 14, 16

Marabou Nymph brown sz. 10, 12, 14, 16

Marabou Nymph rusty brown sz. 10, 12, 14, 16

Marabou Nymph tan sz. 10, 12, 14, 16

Marabou Nymph olive sz. 10, 12, 14, 16

Marabou Emerger pmd sz. 16

Versa-Nymph sz. 10, 12, 14, 16, 18

Marabou Minimalist Flymph sz. 14, 16, 18

Marabou Minimalist Nymph sz. 14, 16, 18

Marabou Nymph brown/olive sz. 14, 16

Scud Soft Hackle gray sz. 14, 16

 Marabou Flymph tan sz. 12, 14, 16

Hare's Ear Soft Hackle bead thorax sz. 10, 12, 14, 16, 18

Pheasant Tail Soft Hackle bead thorax sz. 10, 12, 14, 16, 18

Partridge & Chartreuse bead thorax sz. 14, 16

Intruder sz. 12, 14, 16

Marabou & Olive sz. 14, 16

Realist Pupa green sz. 14, 16

Orange Hare Thorax Nymph sz. 10, 12, 14, 16

Orange Hare Thorax Nymph bead sz. 10, 12, 14, 16

Bleached Grizzly Wooly Bugger sz. 12


 "Bug-Eyed Caddis"

"Wooly Flymphs"

"Mountain Cherry Trout"

"Spring Creek Stealth"

"Far and Fine"

"Mountain Trout"


"Cherry Trout and Bamboo"

"Snake River Cutthroat"


"Beaverhead Brown"

"Beaverhead Midge"


"Elk Refuge"

"Fish On"


"Baetis Bend"


"PMD's and Cutthroats"

"Indian Summer"

"Spring Paradise"


"Spring Brown"

"North Georgia"


"Limestone Country"

"Brown Trout Spring"

"Meadow Run"

"Batiste Springs"

"Batiste Springs Rainbow"


"Greens and Bows"

"Jackson Hole"



"Idaho Sunset"


"PMD and Secret Weapon Dun"

"Old Faithful"


"Marabou Nymphs"