Dry Flies

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Da 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 […]

Petitjean Parachute Mayfly fly pattern up close

Parachute Mayfly – Marc Petitjean

You can purchase Marc’s invention here ——————— Buy on Amazon Watch more Marc Petitjean patterns or select from the ones below: CDC Beadhead Mayfly Nymph – Marc Petitjean Beadhead CDC Caddis Pupa – Marc Petitjean CDC Emerger – Marc Petitjean Beadhead CDC Caddis Nymph – Marc Petitjean CDC Dubbed – […]

Double G – Willy Self

  A cool and productive variation on the Griffith’s Gnat. Thanks to Hatch Finders Fly shop for hosting us. Note: Unfortunately, Willy past away a couple years ago. His generosity and skills will be missed. We are honored to host his videos that share those skills for future fly tiers. […]

Spruce Moth – Bob Jacklin

  RECIPE: Hook: No 60 #10 wetfly hook ——————— Buy on Amazon Thread: White, yellow, or brown 6/0 ———– Buy on Amazon wing: stacked blonde elk ————————– Buy on Amazon Hackle: Light Dun ———————————– Buy on Amazon Body: Light oppossum dubbing ——————– Buy on Amazon Tools: S&M Bobbin: https://www.smbobbin.com/ Regal […]

The Kamikaze Hopper fly pattern on the vise

Kamikaze Hopper – Dean Reiner

Dean Reiner has been tying for many years, constantly seeking that perfectly tied fly. He started Hatchfinders Fly Shop in 1999 and turned the business over to his daughter, Dandy Reiner. Dean is in the shop 7 days a week, drinking coffee, tying flies, and spinning fishing tales. Thanks again […]

Land's Pattern fly pattern on the tying vise

Land’s Pattern – Dean Reiner

Dean Reiner has been tying for many years, constantly seeking that perfectly tied fly. He started Hatchfinders Fly Shop in 1999 and turned the business over to his daughter, Dandy Reiner. Dean is in the shop 7 days a week, drinking coffee, tying flies, and spinning fishing tales. Thanks again […]

Rusty Spinner fly pattern on the vise by Dandy Reiner

Rusty Spinner – Dandy Reiner

Dandy Reiner is the owner and head fly tier at Hatchfinders Fly Shop in Livingston, Montana. Hatchfinders is a full service fly shop that offers guided trips on the Yellowstone River as well as Yellowstone National Park. The shop is located at 5237 US Hwy. 89 South. Right next door […]

Muddler Minnow – Bob Jacklin

This classic pattern was pulled from Bob Jacklin: Classic Flies and Their Stories. Bob Jacklin (www.jacklinsflyshop.com) has been a fly fishing guide and outfitter in the Yellowstone region for over 37 years. He is a world class fly fisherman, fly tyer, and fly casting instructor. Bob holds a Masters Certification […]

Hackle Stem Crane Fly on the tying vise

Hackle Stem Crane Fly – Dean Reiner

Dean Reiner has been tying for many years, constantly seeking that perfectly tied fly. He started Hatchfinders Fly Shop in 1999 and turned the business over to his daughter, Dandy Reiner. Dean is in the shop 7 days a week, drinking coffee, tying flies, and spinning fishing tales. Thanks again […]

The purple haze fly pattern in the tying vise

The Purple Haze – Dandy Reiner

  Dandy Reiner is the owner and head fly tier at Hatchfinders Fly Shop in Livingston, Montana. Hatchfinders is a full service fly shop that offers guided trips on the Yellowstone River as well as Yellowstone National Park. The shop is located at 5237 US Hwy. 89 South. Right next […]

Marc Petitjean's CDC Emerger pattern up close

CDC Emerger – Marc Petitjean

Marc Petitjean discusses why CDC is one of the most difficult of fly tying materials to work with and how he came up with his Magic Tool. From Marc: I have been a professional fly-tier since 1990 and today more and more anglers are convinced that the tiny and inconspicuous […]

CDC Parachute Caddis fly pattern on the tying vise

CDC Parachute Caddis – Dean Reiner

Dean Reiner has been tying for many years, constantly seeking that perfectly tied fly. He started Hatchfinders Fly Shop in 1999 and turned the business over to his daughter, Dandy Reiner. Dean is in the shop 7 days a week, drinking coffee, tying flies, and spinning fishing tales. Thanks again […]

The Pink Lady fly pattern on the vise close up

The Pink Lady – Dandy Reiner

Dandy Reiner is the owner and head fly tier at Hatchfinders Fly Shop in Livingston, Montana. Hatchfinders is a full service fly shop that offers guided trips on the Yellowstone River as well as Yellowstone National Park. The shop is located at 5237 US Hwy. 89 South. Right next door […]

The bear back rider fly in the tying vise

Bear Back Rider – 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 […]

Ken Burkholder's Bear Hair Golden Trude fly pattern in a nor-vise rotary vise

Bear Hair Golden Trude – 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 […]

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 […]

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) […]

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 […]