Salt Water Flies

Belizeable – Charles Barton

From Charles: I have been tying stuff onto hooks for a long time. It began with poppers and jig heads, which served the fishing I was taught to do by my father. By the age of twelve I was approaching burn out from fishing the warm water mud pit impoundments […]

The Universal Spey – Charles Barton

From Charles: I have been tying stuff onto hooks for a long time. It began with poppers and jig heads, which served the fishing I was taught to do by my father. By the age of twelve I was approaching burn out from fishing the warm water mud pit impoundments […]

Gurgler – 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: Stainless Steel 1/0 Thread: Gray 3/0 Tail: Equal parts white and gray Ice Fur or similar product (ep fibers, fishhair, ect). Tie in with […]

Rasta Puff – Doug McKnight

Doug puts the weight on in this heavy 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. Doug McKnight currently […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

Caicos Critter – Dave McKee

Writer and outfitter Dave McKee of Dave McKee Flyfishing, 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 writes […]

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 he’s […]

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″ Silver […]

ER Crab – Doug McKnight

Thanks to Hatchfinders Fly Shop for hosting us again! Doug Mcknight is a Livingston, Montana based Fly Tyer, Guide, Artist, and is a regular contributor to the weekly fly. He is a fly designer for Umpqua feather merchants, and his website is www.bigwaterstudio.com. Recipe: Hook: TMC 811s ———————————————————– Buy on […]

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 has […]

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 […]

Lead Eye Gotcha – Dave Bloom

Dave was born and raised in Great Falls and has spent his life fishing the waters of southwest Montana. 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 when he […]

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 […]

The Foxy Charlie – Dave Bloom

Download this video now as an HD Download! Dave was born and raised in Great Falls and has spent his life fishing the waters of southwest Montana. He began his guiding career in 1985 on the Henry’s Fork, the South Fork of the Snake and the Teton in Idaho. In […]

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 […]

Delektable™ Boneyard – Dan Delekta

This video is available as an HD DOWNLOAD from our store! Dan Delekta started Fly fishing when he was ten years old, encouraged by his dad, who owned sporting goods stores in upstate New York. Dan grew up fishing in the Adirondack Mountains. His passion for trout and steelhead fly […]

Gotcha – 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 stainless saltwater hook, size 8 – 2 to match conditions Thread: 6/0 pink Eyes: Dumbbell eyes to match water depth. Tie pattern blind […]

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 […]