TWF Videos

Stock Body CDC Drake Dun – 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 […]

Bow River Bugger fly tying pattern on the vise

Bow River Bugger – Dave McKee

  The Bow River Bugger is a great spun deer hair carp fishing pattern. 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 […]

Willy’s Wired Squirrel – 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 […]

The Ug Bug Spruce Moth fly pattern sits in a tying vise

UG Bug Spruce Moth – 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 […]

Willy’s Sharptail Rabbit – 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 […]

Turk's Power Ant fly pattern rests in a tying vise

Turk’s Power Ant – 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 […]

Willy’s Rubber May – Willy Self

A tasty and elegant looking dry from Willy. 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 […]

Willy’s Squirrel Cray – Willy Self

Similar to the Willy’s UV Cray from two weeks ago but significantly different as well. 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 […]

The Carpet Sow Bug fly pattern rests in the tying vise

Carpet Sowbug – 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 […]

Purple Czech Nymph – Tylar Dimond

Tylar is relatively new to tying but is the protege of Bob Jacklin out of West Yellowstone. Tylar is from Utah and considers the Provo River to be his home waters. RECIPE: Hook: tmc scud hook in sizes 14-12 Thread:black uni thread 180 denier Abdomen: synthetic polar bear in purple […]

The Baetis Wonder Nymph fly pattern sits in the fly tying vise jaws

Baetis Wonder Nymph – 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 […]

Willy’s UV Cray – 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 […]

J's Spidey Sense fly tying pattern in a vise

J’s Spidey Sense – 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 […]

Provo River Special – Tylar Dimond

Tylar is relatively new to tying but is the protege of Bob Jacklin out of West Yellowstone. Tylar is from Utah and considers the Provo River to be his home waters. RECIPE: Hook: tmc dry fly hook in sizes 14-10 Thread: unithread 180 denier in black Wing: cut foam Under […]

Rainy's Foam Body Ant fly pattern in the fly tying pattern

Rainy’s Ant – 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 […]

Dimond Midge – Tylar Dimond

Tylar is relatively new to tying but is the protege of Bob Jacklin out of West Yellowstone. Tylar is from Utah and considers the Provo River to be his home waters. RECIPE: Hook: dai-riki 270 in sizes 16-14 Thread: unithread 180 denier in black Tail: crystal flash Rib: gold wire […]

March Brown Emerger – Matt Wilhelm

Matt has tied several fly tying videos 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 […]

The classic irish mayfly pattern in a fly tying vise

Classic Irish Mayfly – Jerry Criss

A new soft hackle pattern to us but pretty fun and simple to tie 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 possum hair nymph rests in a fly tying vise

Possum Hair 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 […]

J's Hi-Tie Sally fly pattern in the tying vise

J’s Hi-Tie Sally – 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 […]

Gold Purpy – Rocky 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 and is an officer of the Central Oregon Fly Tyers Guild. Recipe: Hook: 3/0 […]

Rainy's Bumble Bee fly tying pattern in the vise

Rainy’s Bumble Bee – 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 […]

The Bleeding Minnow streamer fly tying pattern sits in a vise

The Bleeding Minnow – 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 […]

Rainy's Bead Back Scud fly pattern sits in the tying vise

Rainy’s Bead-Back Scud – Jesse Riding

A big thanks to Jesse for sharing this pattern with us. He ties up a tasty nymph pattern and gives some advice on how to use it. From Jesse: Born and raised in Northern Utah. Have tied since I was 8 years old and fished many places and countries, but […]

The Grey Eagle – Rocky 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 and is an officer of the Central Oregon Fly Tyers Guild. Recipe: Tag: Silver […]

Petite Sirloin Stonefly in the vise

Pierce’s Petite Sirloin Stonefly – Clark “Cheech” Pierce

  Clark “Cheech” Pierce: Fly fishing best describes me. I can see it in any tying I do. To be more specific, fly tying is what most consumes me with this hobby/addiction that I have. Creating things that fool trout, bass, carp, etc, it what really gets me going. Looking […]

CDC Yellow Sally – 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 […]

Guinea Fowl Parachute – 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 […]

Booty’s Baitfish – 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 […]

Damsel Lite – Ben Byng

You can find me hanging around the tier’s row at the west coast fly fishing shows and expos in the early spring. Bass fishing with a fly in the California Delta on hot summer nights for a double digit fish is the current goal. This fly is great for the […]