TWF Videos

Dahlberg Rabbit Strip Diver – Steve Potter

  For the last ten years, Steve has demonstrated his fly 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 […]

Booty’s Mahogany 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 […]

Eumer Steelhead Killer – Pete Boll

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 Want to watch in 4K with NO ADS? Check out our UHD Subscription. This post may contain compensated links. Find more info […]

The KC's Powder Puff CDC Emerger fly pattern up close in a fly tying vise

KC’s Powder Puff CDC Emerger – 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 C49S sizes 12-22 ——————— (Buy on Amazon) […]

The TLF BWO Softhackle on the fly tying vise

TLF BWO Soft Hackle – Jerry Criss

Blue-winged Olive flies is a collective term used by anglers in fly fishing to identify a broad array of mayflies having olive, olive-brown bodies and bluish wings in their adult form. From Jerry: I am a fly tier from La Pine, Oregon. I retired to Central Oregon in “2004” to […]

Woven Hair Hackle Dry 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. Note on hackle construction: The length of the completed woven fibers should be approximately […]

KC's Shaggy Caddis fly tying pattern up close in a fly tying vise

KC’s Shaggy Caddis – 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 dry fly hook, sizes 10-18 Thread: 6/0 […]

The Burkus Baetis Emerger fly pattern in a vise

Burkus Baetis Emerger – Ken Burkholder

  Ken was born and raised in Boise, Idaho. He began fishing the small creeks of the Boise River drainage as a youngster then during his teenage years began immersing himself on Silver Creek and the South Fork of the Boise River, the area�s only blue ribbon trout streams, always […]

The Sandy Mite – 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 1710 Thread: Brown 6/0 Uni-thread Body: Tan or brown horse […]

Close on the TLF Deer Hair Emerger fly pattern

TLF Deer Hair Emerger – 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 […]

The KC's Crane Fly tying pattern in the fly tying vise

KC’s Crane Fly – 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 dryfly hook, sizes 10-12 Thread: Black 8/0 […]

Day-2 Midge Pupa – 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 […]

Lady Caroline – 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. Want to watch in 4K with NO ADS? Check out our UHD Subscription. This […]

Blood Midge fly pattern on the tying vise

Blood Midge – Gordon Cordova

Gordon Cordova ties up his popular and effective nymph pattern, the Blood Midge. A big thanks to Gordon for taking time to share his pattern and expertise. Recipe: Hook: size 18 curved caddis Head: small petite cross stitching bead Thread: 14/0 Ribbing: extra small red midge wire Wing: antron Thorax: […]

The Veiled Egg fly pattern in a fly tying vise

Veiled Egg – Ken Burkholder

Ken was born and raised in Boise, Idaho. He began fishing the small creeks of the Boise River drainage as a youngster then during his teenage years began immersing himself on Silver Creek and the South Fork of the Boise River, the area’s only blue ribbon trout streams, always fishing […]

The classic partridge and green soft hackle fly tying pattern sits in a tying vise

Partridge and Green – Jerry Criss

The Partridge and Green fly tying pattern is a historic classic Soft Hackle pattern. 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 […]

The Hatchmatcher – 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.   In this video, Randy mentions a couple of tools. See links below recipe. […]

Eumer Leech – Pete Boll

Pete is a police officer in Pocatello, ID and spends a fair amount of time questing for steelhead on the northwest’s great steelhead rivers such as the Clearwater, Salmon, Grand Ronde, et al. Want to watch in 4K with NO ADS? Check out our UHD Subscription. This post may contain […]

The KC's Foam Back Emerger fly pattern up close in the vise

KC’s Foam Back Emerger – Kieran Frye

Kieran Frye has been tying flies since 1981. He is an award winning tier, 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 C49S sizes 12-16 –Buy on Amazon Thread: […]

Blue Winged Olive Pullover fly pattern in a fly tying vise

Blue Winged Olive Pullover – 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 […]

The spun deer hair Zoo cougar fly pattern in a fly tying vise

Zoo Cougar – Kelly Galloup

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 continued to run The Troutsman until the spring of 2002 when he moved to Montana. He […]

Peacock Softhackle – Matt Wilhelm

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. Since then Matt has spent his life learning, and sharing with others the sport of fly […]

Dandy Reiner who ties the spent wing CDC MIdge in this week's pattern

CDC Spent Wing Midge – Dandy Reiner

  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, under the tutelage of their father Dean Reiner, a long time Montana Outfitter. After completing […]

Closeup on the Longhorn Beetle pattern on the fly tying vise

Longhorn Beetle – Dave McKee

Fly Tyer Dave McKee is a native of Pennsylvania. 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 the east coast, moving west seemed a logical step and after 3 years of guiding in […]

Grey Drake Cripple – Matt Wilhelm

Matt Wilhelm has tied several patterns for us. See them here. Matt Wilhelm’s passion for fly fishing began at age 11 on the banks of the Manistee River in Northern Michigan. Since then Matt has spent his life learning, and sharing with others the sport of fly fishing. Matt resides […]

The foam based pink pookie fly pattern on the fly tying vise

Pink Pookie – Dandy Reiner

Dandy Reiner grew up among the rivers and streams of Montana. She started fly fishing as a child along with her sister, under the tutelage of their father Dean Reiner, a long time Montana Outfitter. After completing her education at Montana State University, earning a degree in English Literature, she […]

Dave's Emerger fly pattern on the fly tying vise

Dave’s Emerger – Dave McKee

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 the east coast, moving west seemed a logical step and after 3 years of guiding in […]

SOH Streamer – Matt Wilhelm

Matt Wilhelm’s passion for fly fishing began at age 11 on the banks of the Manistee River in Northern Michigan. Since then Matt has spent his life learning, and sharing with others the sport of fly fishing. Matt resides in Livingston, Montana and is a co-owner of the Yellowstone Fly […]

The spent wing CDC caddis fly tying pattern on the fly tying vise

Spent Wing CDC Caddis – Dandy Reiner

Dandy Reiner grew up among the rivers and streams of Montana. She started fly fishing as a child along with her sister, under the tutelage of their father Dean Reiner, a long time Montana Outfitter. After completing her education at Montana State University, earning a degree in English Literature, she […]

Fire Bead Scud fly pattern on the fly tying vise

Fire Bead Scud – Dave McKee

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 the east coast, moving west seemed a logical step and after 3 years of guiding in the Wind River Range and […]