We'd like to hear from you about your experience in using these flies, or for suggestions for improvements or additions. We are pleased to publish photos and descriptions of any of your Bouncer-style flies in this website. Please send photos in JPEG format with a file size under 300K. We publish photos in reduced size at about 300x400 pixels, but we would like to have originals at about 700x900 in case we can make a link to a higher-resolution image(or need to crop or re-format at 72 dpi).
Please use the e-mail facility below to start a dialog with Steve.
If you prefer to mail hard copy, disks or examples of flies, send to:
Steve Duckett 15537 On Orbit Drive Saratoga, CA 95070
Thanks for your contribution, and good fishing!
Steve, trained as a scientist, has been an inventor, technical manager and business manager. Some of his developments have gone to Venus and Mars, on the Hubble telescope, and down oil wells. As a fly fisherman and fly tyer, he looks for ways for klutzes like him to have more fun by minimizing snag-ups, tangles and frustration, while getting exciting grabs from wild fish.
The basic Bouncer pattern was developed in 2000, and extensively tested in Alaska in 2001. The arctic char shown here (nearly 20 lbs) was an early victim, but there have been many others, and many new patterns were created in the following years. This website was initiated in early 2003, and one of the patterns was first publicized (as the "bead-belly zonker") in Al & Gretchen Beatty's column in Fly Fish America in September 2003.
Questions? Comments? Suggestions? Please use the e-mail facility above to start a dialog with Steve.