Dry Flies

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 – Jerry Criss

From Jerry: I am a fly tyer 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 […]

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 […]

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 Woman […]

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 […]

Parachute Mayfly – Marc Petitjean

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Double G – Willy Self

A cool and productive variation on the Griffith’s Gnat. Thanks to Hatch Finders Fly shop for hosting us. 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 […]

Spruce Moth – Bob Jacklin

This Yellowstone pattern has been pulled from the Yellowstone Patterns with Bob Jacklin available on our VHX store and directly from Bob at his shop. RECIPE: Hook: No 60 #10 wetfly hook ——————— Buy on Amazon Thread: White, yellow, or brown 6/0 ———– Buy on Amazon wing: stacked blonde elk […]

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 – 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 – 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. In this HD Downloadable title (also available in DVD) Bob discusses the history of 6 classic patterns as well as demonstrating how to tie these famous patterns using available materials. Click the link to purchase the entire […]

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 – 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 […]

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 – 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 – 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 […]

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 fishing […]

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 has […]

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 3/16″ […]

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 […]

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 fishing […]

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 […]

TLF Deer Hair Emerger – Jerry Criss

From Jerry: I am a fly tyer 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 […]

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 […]

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. Recipe: Hook […]