TWF Videos

Tasty Toad – 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. The Tasty Toad is a great saltwater flats pattern invented by a guy named Harry Spear. It is a great permit pattern, a bonefish fly patterns […]

Slingblade Spoonfly – Doug McKnight

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. Doug began tying flies at age 9 under his father’s instruction along with a few instructional books. In 2003, Umpqua Feather Merchants signed […]

Biggie’s IC Crayfish – Josh Stanish

Josh Stanish is a tyer from Bozeman, MT. Find out more about Josh by going to Biggie’s Bugs Josh grew up in the mountains of Colorado and watched a world class resort grow from the ground up. His passion for fishing got started at a young age when his father […]

Clouser Minnow – 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: Any streamer hook. Stainless steel for saltwater. Thread: Fine mono Eyes: Lead or dumbbell eyes to match fishing conditions and water depth. Use zap-a-gap […]

Corn Fed Prince Nymph – Josh Stanish

This video is also available as an HD Download at our store. Josh Stanish is a tyer from Bozeman, MT. Find out more about Josh by going to Biggie’s Bugs or to www.montanatroutchasers.com Josh grew up in the mountains of Colorado and watched a world class resort grow from the […]

Billfish Popper – 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. His Billfish Popper pattern is simple and cheap and worth a watch. Recipe: This video is now available as an HD DOWNLOAD! Hook: Owner AKI 6/0 […]

Winter Spey – Dave Tucker

According to his mother, Dave began fishing with an actual fly while backpacking in Idaho’s Sawtooth Mountains. Such trips were an inspiration for Dave. Returning home, he would scrounge materials and begin tying. This teenage hobby continued after high school as Dave perfected his famous patterns. Teaming with Ken McGee […]

KC’s Stonefly – Kieran Frye

Kieran Frye has been tying flies since 1981. He is an award winning tyer, including the 1994 Mustad Scandinavian Open held in Oslo, Norway. Many of Kieran’s patterns were developed during his days afield in his home state of Pennsylvania. Recipe: Hook: Mustad Curved Nymph Thread: Uni 6/0 color to […]

Tube-Truder – Shannon McCormick

This week’s tier is Shannon McCormick, International Travel Manager for Westbank Anglers in Jackson Hole, WY ( 307.733.6483). Shannon began guiding on the Henry’s Fork, Madison & Snake Rivers, as well as the Yellowstone National Park waters in 1994. At the same time, he began fishing for steelhead on the […]

Crimp – Doug McKnight

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 Umpqua Feather Merchants and also creates beautiful display flies in custom shadow boxes. If you would […]

Frisky Fly – Jay Buchner

RECIPE Hook: Mustad 1x 3906b #12-#18 (any nymph type hook will work) Bead: Gold to match hook size Weight: 4 or 5 turns of lead wire to secure bead Thread: 6/0 Danville prewaxed coffee or beige Tail: Guard hair from Hare’s mask or fox squirrel (optional: Two strands of pearl […]

Jay Dave’s Hopper – Jay Buchner

In this pattern, US Fly Fishing Team Member Jay Buchner demonstrates just how to tie knots in feathers to create hopper legs. RECIPE Hook: Mustad 9671, Dai Riki 280 Thread: 3/0 mono to match body color Tail: Dyed red Elk Body: Polypropolene Yarn Hackle: Brown or badger UnderWing: deer hair […]

KC’s Peacock – Kieran Frye

Kieran Frye has been tying flies since 1981. He is an award winning tyer, including the 1994 Mustad Scandinavian Open held in Oslo, Norway. Many of Kieran’s patterns were developed during his days afield in his home state of Pennsylvania. Recipe: Hook: Mustad Midge Hook Thread: 8/0 Uni Black Body: […]

Double Humpy – 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 […]

Purple Akroid – Dave Tucker

According to his mother, Dave began fishing with an actual fly while backpacking in Idaho’s Sawtooth Mountains. Such trips were an inspiration for Dave. Returning home, he would scrounge materials and begin tying. This teenage hobby continued after high school as Dave perfected his famous patterns. Teaming with Ken McGee […]

Giant Salmon Fly Nymph – Bob Jacklin

Bob Jacklin (www.jacklinsflyshop.com) has been a fly fishing guide and outfitter in the Yellowstone region for over 37 years. He is a world class fly fisherman, fly tyer, and fly casting instructor. Bob holds a Masters Certification as a fly casting instructor, and sits on the FFF’s Board of Governors […]

Yellow Sally Emerger – Howard Cole

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 Idaho Fly Tying Expo. Some of his original flies have been published in books like Emergers […]

Woven Stonefly – Gary Jones

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 simple technique for tying a woven stonefly pattern. This post may contain compensated links. Find more […]

The Sasquatch – Doug McKnight

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 Umpqua Feather Merchants and also creates beautiful display flies in custom shadow boxes. RECIPE: Hook: 4x-6x […]

Jay’s Dun Caddis – Jay Buchner

RECIPE Hook: Standard Dry Fly #14-#18 Thread: 6/0 Danville Gray or to match Body Body: 3-4 strands goose wing quill or other wing quill in natural or dyed colors Wing: 2 Rooster or Hen body feathers Hackle: Dun Hackle or to match body or wing color, over size one over […]

Swimming Baitfish – Steve Potter

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 Mateo and Pleasanton, California. Steve has also tied at the Fly Fishing Show in San Rafael, […]

KC’s Henryville Special – Kieran Frye

Kieran Frye has been tying flies since 1981. He is an award winning tyer, including the 1994 Mustad Scandinavian Open held in Oslo, Norway. Many of Kieran’s patterns were developed during his days afield in his home state of Pennsylvania. Recipe: Thread: Black 6/0 Uni Rib: Grizzly Palmered Body: Kreinik […]

Unusual Usual Flav Emerger – Howard Cole

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 Idaho Fly Tying Expo. Some of his original flies have been published in books like Emergers […]

CDC Emerger – Wayne Luallen

Wayne has tied most every type of fly he could get his vise clamped onto since 1974. He has demonstrated at numerous local, regional, national, and international events, including National FFF Conclaves since 1980. His work has been published in several magazines and books in the U.S. as well as […]

Quad Bunny – Boots Allen

This pattern is used for Taimen, Lenok, Pike, Browns, and cutties. Boots has specifically used it a lot in Mongolia, Russia, and Kasakhstan. 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 […]

V-wing Mayfly – Wayne Luallen

Wayne has tied most every type of fly he could get his vise clamped onto since 1974. He has demonstrated at numerous local, regional, national, and international events, including National FFF Conclaves since 1980. His work has been published in several magazines and books in the U.S. as well as […]

The Lady Caroline – Dave Tucker

According to his mother, Dave began fishing with an actual fly while backpacking in Idaho’s Sawtooth Mountains. Such trips were an inspiration for Dave. Returning home, he would scrounge materials and begin tying. This teenage hobby continued after high school as Dave perfected his famous patterns. Teaming with Ken McGee […]

KC’s Brown Stonefly – Kieran Frye

Kieran Frye has been tying flies since 1981. He is an award winning tyer, including the 1994 Mustad Scandinavian Open held in Oslo, Norway. Many of Kieran’s patterns were developed during his days afield in his home state of Pennsylvania. Recipe: Hook: Mustad 94831 #14 Thread: Brown 8/0 Uni Body: […]

Kispiox Zonker – 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 […]

Green Caddis Rock Worm – Bob Jacklin

Bob Jacklin (www.jacklinsflyshop.com) has been a fly fishing guide and outfitter in the Yellowstone region for over 37 years. He is a world class fly fisherman, fly tyer, and fly casting instructor. Bob holds a Masters Certification as a fly casting instructor, and sits on the FFF’s Board of Governors […]