Fly Tying Videos

Willy’s Squirrel Cray – Willy Self

This post may contain compensated links. Find more info in my disclosure and our privacy policy. Similar to the Willy’s UV Cray from two weeks ago but significantly different as well. Willy discovered his passion for fly fishing at the early age of six. Shortly thereafter, he began tying his […]

Zoo Cougar – Kelly Galloup

This post may contain compensated links. Find more info in my disclosure and our privacy policy. Kelly has been a fly fishing guide for 27 years. He started guiding in Michigan at the age of 16. He started his fly shop The Troutsman in Traverse City, Michigan, in 1981. He […]

The Buzzball – Dave Bloom

This post may contain compensated links. Find more info in my disclosure and our privacy policy. Dave was born and raised in Great Falls and has spent his life fishing the waters of southwest Montana. He began his guiding career in 1985 on the Henry’s Fork, the South Fork of […]

The Bread Crust Wet Fly – Doug McKnight

This post may contain compensated links. Find more info in my disclosure and our privacy policy. Livingston tier and guide Doug McKnight. Originally from Pensylvania, Doug now lives in Livingston, MT. He is currently a fly designer for Umpqua Feather Merchants and also creates beautiful display flies in custom shadow […]

Larva Lace Caddis – Willy Self

This post may contain compensated links. Find more info in my disclosure and our privacy policy. Willy discovered his passion for fly fishing at the early age of six. Shortly thereafter, he began tying his own flies for trout, salmon steelhead, and shad. Willy found his love of lake fishing […]

Peacock Softhackle – Matt Wilhelm

This post may contain compensated links. Find more info in my disclosure and our privacy policy. Matt Wilhelm has helped us with several other fly tying videos. See them here. Matt Wilhelm’s passion for fly fishing began at age 11 on the banks of the Manistee River in Northern Michigan. […]

Goddard Caddis – Steve Potter

This post may contain compensated links. Find more info in my disclosure and our privacy policy. For the last ten years, Steve has demonstrated his tying skills in Oregon, Idaho, Montana and California at Federation of Fly Fishing events. He has tied at the International sportsman’s Expositions in Sacramento, San […]

Woven Hair Hackle Dry Fly – Randy Flynn

This post may contain compensated links. Find more info in my disclosure and our privacy policy. Randy Says: I have been tying flies since my wife taught me to tie 38 years ago. I have always been fascinated with woven patterns, in particular those originated by George Grant and Franz […]

The Hatchmatcher – Randy Flynn

This post may contain compensated links. Find more info in my disclosure and our privacy policy. Randy Says: I have been tying flies since my wife taught me to tie 38 years ago. I have always been fascinated with woven patterns, in particular those originated by George Grant and Franz […]

Yellow Sally Emerger – Howard Cole

This post may contain compensated links. Find more info in my disclosure and our privacy policy. Howard Cole started fly fishing over 35 years ago and has been tying flies nearly as long. He has tied flies at numerous events including the Federation of Fly Fishermen Conclave and the Eastern […]

CDC Spent Wing Midge – Dandy Reiner

This post may contain compensated links. Find more info in my disclosure and our privacy policy. Dandy Reiner has tied several different patterns for us. See them here. Dandy Reiner grew up among the rivers and streams of Montana. She started fly fishing as a child along with her sister, […]

Dave’s Emerger – Dave McKee

This post may contain compensated links. Find more info in my disclosure and our privacy policy. Fly tyer Dave McKee is a native of PA, Dave has been involved in guiding fly fishing since graduating from Colby College in 1993. After a childhood of fishing the waters up and down […]

CDC Parachute Caddis – Dean Reiner

This post may contain compensated links. Find more info in my disclosure and our privacy policy. Dean Reiner has been tying for many years, constantly seeking that perfectly tied fly. He started Hatchfinders Fly Shop in 1999 and turned the business over to his daughter, Dandy Reiner. Dean is in […]

Jacklin’s Giant Salmon Fly – Bob Jacklin

This post may contain compensated links. Find more info in my disclosure and our privacy policy. This weeks fly is another one by Bob Jacklin of West Yellowstone, MT. Bob Jacklin has been a fly fishing guide and outfitter in the Yellowstone region for over 37 years. He is a […]

Eumer Steelhead Killer – Pete Boll

This post may contain compensated links. Find more info in my disclosure and our privacy policy. Pete is a police officer in Pocatello, ID and spends a fair amount of time questing for steelhead on Idaho’s great rivers. Visit our Amazon Store for supplies

CDC Emerger – Marc Petitjean

This post may contain compensated links. Find more info in my disclosure and our privacy policy. Marc Petitjean discusses why CDC is one of the most difficult of fly tying materials to work with and how he came up with his Magic Tool. From Marc: I have been a professional […]

Green Drake – Bob Jacklin

This post may contain compensated links. Find more info in my disclosure and our privacy policy. This pattern was pulled from Bob Jacklin’s Yellowstone Patterns a just released film available Bob Jacklin: Classic Flies and Their Stories and also available as HD Downloads). In this DVD Bob talks about and […]

Belizeable – Charles Barton

This post may contain compensated links. Find more info in my disclosure and our privacy policy. From Charles: I have been tying stuff onto hooks for a long time. It began with poppers and jig heads, which served the fishing I was taught to do by my father. By the […]

ARF Tung-Syn PT – Al Ritt

This post may contain compensated links. Find more info in my disclosure and our privacy policy. From Al: I grew up in Michigan and have fished as long as I can remember. After graduating college, I moved to California and gravitated toward fly fishing almost exclusively. I have been tying […]

Possum Hair Nymph – Jerry Criss

This post may contain compensated links. Find more info in my disclosure and our privacy policy. From Jerry Criss: I am a fly tyer from La Pine, Oregon. I retired to Central Oregon in “2004” to follow my passion for the sport of fly fishing and fly tying which took […]

Caicos Critter – Dave McKee

This post may contain compensated links. Find more info in my disclosure and our privacy policy. Writer and outfitter Dave McKee of Dave McKee Flyfishing, LLC out of Bozeman, MT is tying his Caicos Critter for us today. Though specializes in both trout and carp fishing in SW Montana as […]

Guinea Fowl Parachute – Ben Byng

This post may contain compensated links. Find more info in my disclosure and our privacy policy. From Ben: I have been fly fishing and tying flies for the past 15 years. From 2001 to 2005, I worked for the late Andre Puyans helping at his fly fishing seminars in Idaho. […]

Rainy’s Bumble Bee – Jesse Riding

This post may contain compensated links. Find more info in my disclosure and our privacy policy. From Jesse: Born and raised in Northern Utah. Have tied since I was 8 years old and fished many places and countries, but mostly in Western streams and lakes. Love to use a combination […]

The Grey Wulff – Bob Jacklin

This post may contain compensated links. Find more info in my disclosure and our privacy policy. This week renown fly tyer Bob Jacklin joins us to show his rendition of Lee Wulff’s classic Grey Wulff pattern. Bob Jacklin has been a fly fishing guide and outfitter in the Yellowstone region […]

Clouser Minnow – James Warren

This post may contain compensated links. Find more info in my disclosure and our privacy policy. James Warren has been tying commercially since he was 12 years old. He has guided for 9 years and fished all over the world. Recipe: Hook: Any streamer hook. Stainless steel for saltwater. Thread: […]

Crimp – Doug McKnight

This post may contain compensated links. Find more info in my disclosure and our privacy policy. Doug puts the weight on in this heave multi purpose fly. Livingston tier and guide Doug McKnight hails originally from Pensylvania, but now lives in Livingston, MT. He is currently a fly designer for […]

Woven Stonefly – Gary Jones

This post may contain compensated links. Find more info in my disclosure and our privacy policy. Gary Jones retired from advertising several years ago and now spends his days tying flies, fishing blue ribbon trout streams just outside of Bozeman, MT. In this pattern, he shows the very interesting yet […]

L2HF Hi-Vis Damsel – Al Ritt

This post may contain compensated links. Find more info in my disclosure and our privacy policy. From Al: I grew up in Michigan and have fished as long as I can remember. After graduating college, I moved to California and gravitated toward fly fishing almost exclusively. I have been tying […]

Wilted Spinach – Dean Reiner

This post may contain compensated links. Find more info in my disclosure and our privacy policy. Dean Reiner has been tying for many years, constantly seeking that perfectly tied fly. He started Hatchfinders Fly Shop in 1999 and turned the business over to his daughter, Dandy Reiner. Dean is in […]

U-Conn Emerger

This post may contain compensated links. Find more info in my disclosure and our privacy policy. This weeks tier is Howard Cole from Jackson, WY. Howard Cole started fly fishing over 35 years ago and has been tying flies nearly as long. He has tied flies at numerous events including […]