By Fly Type

Willy’s Fruit Rollup – 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 […]

Kelly Galloup's Callibaetis fly pattern in the tying vise

Callibaetis – 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 […]

The Buzzball – 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 […]

The MWB fly pattern with a cone head on the tying vise

MWB – Harley Reno

Harley W. Reno holds a B.S. and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Zoology (Specialty- sensory anatomy in fishes). He retired after 34 years of professorial duty as a biologist, environmental engineer, and systems engineer, and 25 years of Engineering and environmental duty in the oil, gas, and coal mining industries […]

Willy’s Laser Midge – 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 […]

Abaco Bunny – Tim Tollett

From Tim: My dad, Harold Tollett, got me started fly fishing in 1962. I started working for Walton Powell, of Powell Rod fame, in 1968 tying flies, and also helped build fiberglass rods and rod components. In 1977, I moved to Dillon Montana, and began working for Al Troth guiding […]

Black Parachute Ant – 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 […]

The Elvira fly pattern on the tying vise

Elvira – Harley Reno

Harley W. Reno holds a B.S. and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Zoology (Specialty- sensory anatomy in fishes). He retired after 34 years of professorial duty as a biologist, environmental engineer, and systems engineer, and 25 years of Engineering and environmental duty in the oil, gas, and coal mining industries […]

Dahlberg Diver – 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, […]

Willy’s Crazy 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 […]

Lead Eye Gotcha – 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 […]

The Orcky crayfish fly pattern closeup

The Orcky – Harley Reno

Harley W. Reno holds a B.S. and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Zoology (Specialty- sensory anatomy in fishes). He retired after 34 years of professorial duty as a biologist, environmental engineer, and systems engineer, and 25 years of Engineering and environmental duty in the oil, gas, and coal mining industries […]

The Grumpy Frumpy fly pattern in the vise

Grumpy Frumpy – 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 […]

Sexy 60’s Crab – Tim Tollett

From Tim: My dad, Harold Tollett, got me started fly fishing in 1962. I started working for Walton Powell, of Powell Rod fame, in 1968 tying flies, and also helped build fiberglass rods and rod components. In 1977, I moved to Dillon Montana, and began working for Al Troth guiding […]

Sawyer Nymph – 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, […]

Smidget – Tim Tollett

From Tim: My dad, Harold Tollett, got me started fly fishing in 1962. I started working for Walton Powell, of Powell Rod fame, in 1968 tying flies, and also helped build fiberglass rods and rod components. In 1977, I moved to Dillon Montana, and began working for Al Troth guiding […]

Brillo Pad – Harley Reno

Harley W. Reno holds a B.S. and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Zoology (Specialty- sensory anatomy in fishes). He retired after 34 years of professorial duty as a biologist, environmental engineer, and systems engineer, and 25 years of Engineering and environmental duty in the oil, gas, and coal mining industries […]

Goddard Caddis – 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, […]

Cicada (Indicator Fly) – 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, […]

The Foxy Charlie – Dave Bloom

Download this video now as an HD Download! 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 […]

Larva Lace Worm – Willy Self

  Unfortunately, Willy passed away a few years ago. We are honored to host just a small party of his legacy of generosity and creativity. 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, […]

Home Invader – 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, an agent at Yellow Dog Fly Fishing, and also creates beautiful display flies in custom shadow boxes. This is one of Doug’s best fly […]

Rusty Flying Ant – 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 […]

Krystalflash Chironomid – 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 […]

Sweetgrass Hopper – Doug McKnight

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 learn more about Doug’s custom work you can reach […]

Rick’s Rhycophilia – 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 […]

Whisper Shrimp – Doug McKnight

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 learn more about Doug’s custom work you can reach […]

Green Drake – Bob Jacklin

This pattern was pulled from Bob Jacklin’s Yellowstone Patterns a just released film available Bob Jacklin: Classic Flies and Their Stories and also available as HD Downloads). In this DVD Bob talks about and demonstrates his favorite patterns for the Yellowstone region in which he has made his living for […]

Simple CDC Dubbed fly pattern in the tying vise

Simple CDC Dubbed – Marc Petitjean

From Marc: I learned to fly fish like the kids in the great movie “A River Runs Through It”: Nearly 35 years ago – when I was a seven year old boy – my grandfather took me fishing for the first time . In France where we lived. I was […]

Muddler Minnow fly pattern video tutorial on the vise

Muddler Minnow – Chris Williams

From Chris: With regards to fly tying and fishing, I have done both since I was 9-years-old. Even with my rather limited math skills, I believe that translates to 40 years experience. Although I do fish and tie nymphs, my true passion is for dry fly-fishing, especially of the very […]