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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. This post may contain compensated links. Find more info in my disclosure and our privacy policy.

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 12 […]

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. 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. RECIPE: Hook:            Nymph hook sizes 10-16 […]

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 other […]

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 Finders […]

Hare’s Ear Jig – Kelly Galloup

In this video Kelly ties up a simple Hare’s Ear Jig that works extremely well for a general mayfly imitation as well as an attractor. Hare’s Ear Jig Recipe: Thread: Orange SemperFli Nano Silk 12/0 Hook: Fulling Mill 35045 Jig Force Hook Tail: Hungarian Partridge Body: Rabbit Dubbing or Hare’s […]

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 ——————— […]

The Adams – Bob Jacklin

This pattern was pulled from one of three upcoming DVDs from Bob. In this DVD he discusses the history of 6 classic patterns as well as demonstrating how to tie these famous patterns using available materials. Check out our Video Store for availability! Bob Jacklin (www.jacklinsflyshop.com) has been a fly […]

Zig-Zag Multi – Branden Teuller

From Branden My name is Branden Tueller and I currently reside in the beautiful Wood River Valley (Sun Valley, Idaho). I have been tying flies for about 15 years, and have been a demonstration tyer at the East Idaho Fly Tying andFishing Expo for the past 4 years. I am […]

The Night Dancer – Kenly Bitton

Download this video in High Definition! Kenly was born on the Snake River in Swan Valley, ID and has fly fished for the past 50 years and tied flies for the past 30 years. His favorite species by far is the mighty Steelhead! Recipe: Hook: Alec Jackson #5 Thread: Black […]

The Skating Crane Fly – Randy Flynn

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 Pott. Recipe: Hook: Size 8 Daiichi 1750 Thread: Brown 6/0 Uni-thread Body: Tan or brown horse […]

Belizeable – Charles Barton

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 age of twelve I was approaching burn out from fishing the warm water mud pit impoundments […]

The Peacock Blue – Kenly Bitton

Kenly was born on the Snake River in Swan Valley, ID and has fly fished for the past 50 years and tied flies for the past 30 years. His favorite species by far is the might Steelhead! Recipe: Hook: Alec Jackson #5 Thread: Black Body: Silver Doctor Blue Crystal Chenille […]

Orange Hourhouse – Rockey Maley

Until relatively recently Rocky was a inveterate cowboy. A few years ago an injury sidelined him and he eventually found his way to fly tying to pass the time. He’s since become an incredible fly tyer. Recipe: Hook: AJ 3 Thread: utc 140 white Tip: blue oval tinsel Tag: JC […]

L2HF Hi-Vis Damsel – Al Ritt

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 “seriously” since 1983 and have been a tying instructor both independently and for several Colorado fly […]

Brown Drake Emerger – Boots Allen

Boots Allen is a third generation guide and outfitter from Western Wyoming. Over the last 18 years, he has had the opportunity to fish and guide at destinations around the world, including Argentina, Russia, Mongolia, Kazakhstan, Costa Rica, British Columbia, and the streams of the Rocky Mountain West. He has […]

Wollum Worm – Rick Wollum

Rick started flyfishing at the age of six, at an uncle’s cabin in Minnesota for bluegill. Flyfishing quickly became a lifetime pursuit in Colorado, with Rick spending a lot of time fishing Colorado’s South Platte while he attended Denver University. He then started guiding with mentor Steve Herter at Elk […]

Pig Pen Leech – Doug McKnight

Livingston tier and guide Doug McKnight hails originally from Pennsylvania, but now lives in Livingston, MT. He is currently a fly designer for Umpqua Feather Merchants and also creates beautiful display flies in custom shadow boxes. We would also like to thank the Federation of Fly Fishers for allowing us […]

L2HF Harey Yellow Stone – Al Ritt

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 “seriously” since 1983 and have been a tying instructor both independently and for several Colorado fly […]

Monkey Mouse – Boots Allen

Boots Allen is a third generation guide and outfitter from Western Wyoming. Over the last 18 years, he has had the opportunity to fish and guide at destinations around the world, including Argentina, Russia, Mongolia, Kazakhstan, Costa Rica, British Columbia, and the streams of the Rocky Mountain West. He has […]

The Pinecone – Charles Barton

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 age of twelve I was approaching burn out from fishing the warm water mud pit impoundments […]

Thunder Multi- Branden Tueller

From Branden My name is Branden Tueller and I currently reside in the beautiful Wood River Valley (Sun Valley, Idaho). I have been tying flies for about 15 years, and have been a demonstration tyer at the East Idaho Fly Tying & Fishing Expo for the past 4 years. I […]

Golden Purple – Kenly Bitton

Kenly was born on the Snake River in Swan Valley, ID and has fly fished for the past 50 years and tied flies for the past 30 years. His favorite species by far is the mighty Steelhead! Recipe: Hook: Alec Jackson #5 Thread: Black Tail: Golden Pheasant Crest Body: Small […]

The Universal Spey – Charles Barton

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 age of twelve I was approaching burn out from fishing the warm water mud pit impoundments […]

Gurgler – James Warren

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: Stainless Steel 1/0 Thread: Gray 3/0 Tail: Equal parts white and gray Ice Fur or similar product (ep fibers, fishhair, ect). Tie in with […]

Rasta Puff – Doug McKnight

Doug puts the weight on in this heavy 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 Umpqua Feather Merchants and also creates beautiful display flies in custom shadow boxes. Doug McKnight currently […]