Those that have fished with me over the last few years have almost certainly seen the Meal Ticket come out for action at some point. It has been a go to fly for me for some time and so was one of the first flies I did a detailed step by step of to be used in tying classes. Some months ago I decided to get my act together and submitted it the editor of Eastern Fly Fishing for consideration in their Eastern, Northwest or Southwest publication. I arrived home from the Grand River Fly Tyers Celebration of Fly Tying on Saturday to see a notification from them that it made it to print in the March/April 2011 edition of Northwest Fly Fishing. I excitedly pulled it up their website and, sure enough, there it is on page 68; pretty cool to see as this is my first article to make it to print in one of the major paper publications. I have not seen it in person yet but hopefully have a copy on the way.
The long version of the Meal Ticket step by step was posted a while back, along with underwater video of the fly, at the Steelhead Alley Fly Tying blog.