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Rubber leg twenty incher fly pattern in the fly tying vise

Rubberleg 20 Incher – Josh Stanish

Josh Stanish is a tier 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 ground up. His passion for fishing got started at a young age […]

Bloom’s Parachute Caddis – 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 […]

KC's Emerger Hairwing Callibaetis sits in the fly tying vise

KC’s Emerger Hairwing Callibaetis – 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 8/0 color to […]

The Hairwing Calibaetis fly pattern on the fly tying vise

Hairwing Callibaeitis – Dave McKee

Dave McKee returns with his Hairwing Callibaetis. Dave is a writer and outfitter of Dave McKee Flyfishing, LLC out of Bozeman, MT. He specializes in both trout and carp fishing in SW Montana as well as being an Umpqua signature tier. He also writes a weekly outdoors column for the […]

Deer Hair Slider – Doug McKnight

Doug Mcknight plays with deer hair in this multipurpose topwater 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 […]

Emergent PMD Nymph – 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 […]

Peacock – 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 […]

CDC Spinner – 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 […]

Biggy's Sculpin spun deer hair fly pattern in a tying vise

Biggies Sculpin – Josh Stanish

  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 ground up. His passion for fishing got started at a young […]

Bloom’s Black and Gold – Dave Bloom

Dave Bloom ties a great go-to Steelhead fly. 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 […]

The Caicos Critter on the fly tying vise

Caicos Critter – Dave McKee

Writer and outfitter Dave McKee of Dave McKee Fly fishing, 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 well as being an Umpqua signature tier, this fly is a bonefish fly. He also […]

The Shrimp Cocktail beadhead fly pattern in the fly tying vise

Shrimp Cocktail – Dave McKee

  This weeks tier is writer and outfitter Dave McKee of Dave McKee Flyfishing, LLC out of Bozeman, MT. He specializes in both trout and carp fishing in SW Montana as well as being an Umpqua signature tier, he writes a weekly outdoors column for the Bozeman Daily Chronicle, and […]

Pink Sailfish Fly sits in the fly tying vise

Pink Sailfish Fly – 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 Pink Sailfish Fly is simple and cheap and worth a watch.   Recipe: Hook: Owner AKI 6/0 (two hooks) Thread: Red “B26 Fly” Eyes: 1/2″ […]

Art Flick Dun Variant – Doug McKnight

Doug McKnight returns with his Art Flick Dun Variant. 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 like to […]

Skwala Stone Dry Fly – Ben Byng

Ben Byng ties up his Skwala Stone Dry Fly. You can find a lot of Skwala Fly Patterns out there but this is one of the best, in our opinion. It’s a beautiful, colorful fly while also fun to tie. Let us know how you like this skwala outdoors fly […]

Elk Liver Nymph – Boots Allen

  Also see other flies by Boots. Brown Drake Emerger – Boots Allen Monkey Mouse – Boots Allen Double Humpy – Boots Allen Quad Bunny – Boots Allen Kispiox Zonker – Boots Allen Tara-X – Boots Allen Peacock – Boots Allen Booty’s PMD Emerger – Boots Allen Quick Descent Baetis […]

A.P. Pontoon Emerger – Ben Byng

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. More recently, I’m a fly fishing instructor for Wilderness Unlimited and The Becoming an Outdoor Woman […]

ARF Tung-Syn PT – 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 […]

Green Drake Extended Body fly pattern in the tying vise

Green Drake Extended Body – Jerry Criss

A western green drake or Drunella Grandis is a large crawling mayfly that can be easily identified for its upright mayfly wings and vibrant green color. The extended body is an interesting take on a fly pattern. From Jerry: I am a fly tier from La Pine, Oregon. I retired […]

ARF Harey Dun – 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 […]

Beadhead Callibaetis fly by Jerry Criss in the tying vise

Beadhead Callibaetis – Jerry Criss

Callibaetis is a genus of small minnow mayflies in the family Baetidae. There are at least 30 described species in Callibaetis. From Jerry: I am a fly tier from La Pine, Oregon. I retired to Central Oregon in 2004 to follow my passion for the sport of fly fishing and […]

Booty’s PMD Emerger – Boots Allen

  Also see other flies by Boots. Brown Drake Emerger – Boots Allen Monkey Mouse – Boots Allen Double Humpy – Boots Allen Quad Bunny – Boots Allen Kispiox Zonker – Boots Allen Tara-X – Boots Allen Peacock – Boots Allen Elk Liver Nymph – Boots Allen Quick Descent Baetis […]

ARF Midge Pupa – 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 […]

CDC Green Drake – Ben Byng

  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. More recently, I’m a fly fishing instructor for Wilderness Unlimited and The Becoming an Outdoor […]

Quick Descent Baetis Nymph – Boots Allen

  Also see other flies by Boots. Brown Drake Emerger – Boots Allen Monkey Mouse – Boots Allen Double Humpy – Boots Allen Quad Bunny – Boots Allen Kispiox Zonker – Boots Allen Tara-X – Boots Allen Peacock – Boots Allen Elk Liver Nymph – Boots Allen Booty’s PMD Emerger […]

A.P. Pontoon Dun – Ben Byng

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. More recently, I’m a fly fishing instructor for Wilderness Unlimited and The Becoming an Outdoor Woman […]

Damsel Nymph fly pattern closeup

Damsel Nymph – Jerry Criss

From Jerry: I am a fly tier 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 hold of me in the early 80’s. I was blessed with a great mentor and teacher in […]

ARF Articulated Sculpin – 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 […]

T-Rex Worm – Willy Self

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 early and has continued to fish stillwaters, becoming known far and wide for his expertise and […]

Micro Zonker – Willy Self

EDIT: Unfortunately, Willy passed away following a tragic car accident in 2021. Our hearts go out to his family and our gratitude goes out to his spirt for his generosity and kindness. Willy taught many a tier the tricks of the trade and also donated his time and skills to […]