Fly Tying Videos

Booty Call Minnow streamer fly pattern in the vise

Booty Call Minnow – Boots Allen

Boots Allen ties up his Booty Call Minnow. It’s a great multipurpose streamer that Boots has used on a myriad of western rivers. It’s a pretty simple cone head, large streamer pattern. Boots has been a fly tier, guide, and author for decades in Idaho and Wyoming. He grew up […]

Booty's Dirty Head Sculpin streamer fly pattern in a vise

Booty’s Dirty Head Sculpin – Boots Allen

Boots Allen ties up the Dirty Head Sculpin which he uses for trout in this size and for bass in smaller sizes. It’s a big chartreuse rabbit strip streamer pattern. Boots is a long time guide, author, and fly tier from Eastern Idaho. He’s tied a lot of great and […]

the Da Tingum fly pattern sitting in the vise

Da Tingum – Doug McKnight

 Doug McKnight ties up another great Salt Water fly tying pattern for us. The Da Tingum  is a shrimp pattern and comes out of the Bahamas and is great for many saltwater species. RECIPE: Hook- gamakatsu sc-15 1/0, 1, 2 Eyes: dumbbell your choice Tail: tan craft fur, hot […]

The Booty's Bead Tail Jig fly tying pattern in a tying vise in Chartreuce

Booty’s Bead Tail Jig – Boots Allen

Boots Allen has joined The Weekly Fly again. This week he ties up his Booty’s Bead Tail Jig. This one takes some agile fingers and maybe some readers to manipulate the little beads but it’s a tasty little bug. Enjoy and let us know how it goes for you. RECIPE: […]

Dave Whitlock's Red Fox Squirrel Nymph fly pattern in a tying vise

Dave Whitlock’s Red Fox Squirrel Nymph – Rick Wollum

Rick is back with another of his favorite fly tying patterns. This one is personal. The pattern was developed by Rick’s friend and famous angler Dave Whitlock. This is a classic fly pattern for trout and has a lot of potential for those cold water species. Take a look and […]

The Danger Muffin saltwater crab fly pattern in a tying vise

Danger Muffin – Doug McKnight Salt Water Pattern

Doug McKnight is extending our Saltwater fly tying videos library with his Danger Muffin crab pattern. This is a tasty one. We love showing you Doug McKnight Flies and he’s tied a bunch for us (see below). Tie some up and let us know how they go. RECIPE: Thread: flat […]

The Dead Chicken also known as the Grey Hackle Yellow in the fly tying vise

The Dead Chicken / Grey Hackle Yellow – Rick Wollum

Rick Wollum has been working in the fly fishing industry for 30 years. He currently manages Anglers West Fly Shop in Emigrant, MT but has fished all types of freshwaters with all types of flies. Rick’s been tying flies over 50 years, mentioned in several fly fishing books, and hosted […]

The Home Slice streamer pattern in the tying vise

The Home Slice – Doug McKnight

We love showing you Doug McKnight flies and he’s tied a bunch for us (see below) and we’re psyched to have him tie some more salt water patterns. This one is great for Bahamas flats. Tie a few up and let us know how they go. RECIPE: Thread: flat wax […]

Bloom's Purple Ant trout dry fly in a vise

Bloom’s Purple Ant – Dave Bloom

Dave Bloom was born and raised in Great Falls and has spent his life fishing the waters of Montana and Idaho. He began his guiding career in 1985 on the Henry’s Fork, the South Fork of the Snake and the Teton in Idaho. In 1995, he moved closer to home […]

Juicy Lucy fly pattern in a vise

Juicy Lucy – Dan Gard Fly Tying for Trout Tutorial

Dan Gard spent 18 years as a fishing guide and has been tying flies for 25. He began tying flies because back then the selection was limited to what was marketed. He wanted more, so he learned everything he could about aquatic entomology and put it to use on the […]

Close on X-Caddis / Iris Caddis fly pattern on a vise

X-Caddis / Iris Caddis – Rick Wollum Fly Pattern

Rick Wollum has been working in the fly fishing industry for 30 years. He currently manages Anglers West Fly Shop in Emigrant, MT but has fished all types of freshwaters with all types of flies. Rick’s been tying flies over 50 years, mentioned in several fly fishing books, and hosted […]

Bloom's Fly Z- Glo Purple fly pattern in a vise

Bloom’s Flying Z Glo Purple – Dave Bloom

Dave Bloom was born and raised in Great Falls and has spent his life fishing the waters of Montana and Idaho. He began his guiding career in 1985 on the Henry’s Fork, the South Fork of the Snake and the Teton in Idaho. In 1995, he moved closer to home […]

The Gold Finger fly pattern streamer in a vise

Gold Finger – Dan Gard

Dan Gard spent 18 years as a fishing guide and has been tying flies for 25. He began tying flies because back then the selection was limited to what was marketed. He wanted more, so he learned everything he could about aquatic entomology and put it to use on the […]

Green Drake Soft Hackle fly tying pattern

Green Drake Soft Hackle – Rick Wollum

Rick Wollum has been working in the fly fishing industry for 30 years. He currently manages Anglers West Fly Shop in Emigrant, MT but has fished all types of freshwaters with all types of flies. Rick’s been tying flies over 50 years, mentioned in several fly fishing books, and hosted […]

Bloom's Black Peacock Perdigon fly pattern on a vise closeup

Bloom’s Black Peacock Perdigon – Dave Bloom

Perdigon fly patterns are really popular right now. Mainly, because the are super effective on trout. Spanish and French in origin, these little bead heads will turn trout. Dave gives a great demonstration of how to tie this hot little number. Dave Bloom was born and raised in Great Falls […]

Closeup on the Mirage Nymph fly pattern for trout

Mirage Nymph – Dan Gard

Go 4K, Ad Free The Mirage Nymph pattern will definitely get a trout’s attention. A bead head little pattern to make a splash by Dan Gard. Dan Gard spent 18 years as a fly fishing guide and has been tying flies for 25. He began fly tying because back then […]

Baetis Soft Hackle fly pattern in a vise

Baetis Soft Hackle – Rick Wollum

Rick Wollum has been working in the fly fishing industry for 30 years. He currently manages Anglers West Fly Shop in Emigrant, MT but has fished all types of freshwaters with all types of flies. Rick’s been tying flies over 50 years, mentioned in several fly fishing books, and hosted […]

Bloom's purple weight fly pattern in a vise for this tutorial

Bloom’s Purple Weight Fly – Dave Bloom

  Dave Bloom was born and raised in Great Falls and has spent his life fishing the waters of Montana and Idaho. He began his guiding career in 1985 on the Henry’s Fork, the South Fork of the Snake and the Teton in Idaho. In 1995, he moved closer to […]

Bubba's Phat Ant fly pattern on the vise

Bubba’s Phat Ant – Dan Gard

Bubba’s Phat Ant may not seem like a fish catcher but it is. And, really stands out on the water. Dan Gard spent 18 years as a fishing guide and has been tying flies for 25. He serves as a Signature Tyer with Yellowstone Fly Goods.He began tying flies because […]

Jacklin's Spruce Moth fly pattern in vice close up

Jacklin’s Spruce Moth – Matt Wilhelm

Matt Wilhelm ties up another great trout pattern for us, a nice Spruce Moth pattern. You can find more about Matt at Yellowstone Fly Fishing School. Want to watch in 4K with NO ADS? Check out our UHD Subscription. This post may contain compensated links. Find more info in my […]

Floating Baetis Emerger fly pattern in vise

Floating Baetis Emerger – Dandy Reiner

Dandy Reiner ties another handy pattern for us this week. You can find these in most fly shops but if you tie them yourself, you need to make sure you get the profile right. The Floating Baetis Emerger pattern works great on western waters in the spring and fall. RECIPE: […]

The March Brown Soft Hackle in a vise

March Brown Soft Hackle – Matt Wilhelm

Matt Wilhelm ties up another great trout pattern for us, the March Brown Soft Hackle. He also has some great info about the insects and how they shed their exoskeleton in this one. You can find more about Matt at Yellowstone Fly Fishing School RECIPE: Hook:     DaiRiki #125 Size […]

closeup of leggy spruce moth fly tying pattern

Leggy Spruce Moth – Dandy Reiner

Dandy Reiner. Dandy owns Hatch Finders Fly shop (https://www.hatchfinders.com/) in Livingston, MT. She learned the art of fly tying from her father Dean, another of our favorites. Today she is tying a leggy spruce moth pattern for us. RECIPE: Legs:     Round Rubber, small or medium, Tan Hook:    Standard […]

Closeup of Happy Meal Grey Drake Cripple Fly in Vise

Happy Meal Grey Drake Cripple – Matt Wilhelm

Matt Wilhelm of the https://yellowstoneflyfishingschool.com/ ties up another great mayfly fly tying pattern for trout. Matt is no neophyte to fly fishing for trout and many other species. He’s been teaching and guiding for decades. This dry fly pattern not only looks elegant to us but also to those yellowstone […]

Close on Double Beaded stonefly nymph fly pattern for trout

Double Beaded Stonefly Nymph – Dandy Reiner

  Dandy Reiner has tied a lot of flies for us. Dandy owns Hatch Finders Fly shop (https://www.hatchfinders.com/) in Livingston, MT. She learned the art of fly tying from her father Dean, another of our favorites. Today she is tying a Double Beaded Stonefly Nymph pattern for us. She and […]

Upside Down Drake Thorax fly pattern on a vice

Upside Down Drake Thorax – Dean Reiner

  Dean Reiner has been tying flies with his daughter Dandy for decades. Dean started Hatch Finders Fly Shop in Livingston ages ago and ties many of the fly tying patterns he sells in the shop to clients who come out to the Yellowstone River fly fishing for trout and […]

Close up on the clod hopper fly pattern

The Clod Hopper – Matt Wilhelm

Matt Wilhelm is an educator and guide in Livingston, MT. You can find out more about him at https://yellowstoneflyfishingschool.com/ This pattern was originated by Paul Stimson and can be good as a hopper pattern, a bigger golden stonefly pattern, as a salmon fly, and as a skwala. This tutorial has […]

Caddis soft hackle fly pattern up close

Caddis Soft Hackle – Dandy Reiner

  We’re back. It’s been a few years but we’re excited to start sharing some new patterns and tiers in full HD resolution and with more camera angles. Learn more about 4K ad-free options on the website. First up is one of our favorite tiers: Dandy Reiner. Dandy owns Hatch […]

Rainy's Gorilla Stone foam bodied dry fly in a fly tying vise

Rainy’s Gorilla Stone – Jesse Riding

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 of synthetic and natural material in fly designs and think that makes the best performing and […]

Sweetgrass Stonefly – Doug McKnight

  Thanks to Hatchfinders Fly Shop for hosting us again! Doug Mcknight is a Livingston, Montana based Fly Tyer, Guide, Artist, and is a regular contributor to the weekly fly.  He is a fly designer for Umpqua feather merchants, and his website is www.bigwaterstudio.com. Recipe: Hook: 3xl nymph/streamer hook ——————— […]