Dry Flies

The Burkus Baetis Emerger fly pattern in a vise

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 […]

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 […]

Close on the TLF Deer Hair Emerger fly pattern

TLF Deer Hair Emerger – 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 […]

The KC's Crane Fly tying pattern in the fly tying vise

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. […]

The KC's Foam Back Emerger fly pattern up close in the vise

KC’s Foam Back Emerger – Kieran Frye

Kieran Frye has been tying flies since 1981. He is an award winning tier, 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 12-16 –Buy on Amazon Thread: […]

Blue Winged Olive Pullover fly pattern in a fly tying vise

Blue Winged Olive Pullover – 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 […]

The spun deer hair Zoo cougar fly pattern in a fly tying vise

Zoo Cougar – 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 […]

Dandy Reiner who ties the spent wing CDC MIdge in this week's pattern

CDC Spent Wing Midge – Dandy Reiner

  Dandy Reiner has tied several different patterns for us. See them here. 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 […]

Closeup on the Longhorn Beetle pattern on the fly tying vise

Longhorn Beetle – Dave McKee

Fly Tyer Dave McKee is a native of Pennsylvania. 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 logical step and after 3 years of guiding in […]

Grey Drake Cripple – Matt Wilhelm

Matt Wilhelm has tied several patterns 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 resides […]

The foam based pink pookie fly pattern on the fly tying vise

Pink Pookie – 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 […]

The spent wing CDC caddis fly tying pattern on the fly tying vise

Spent Wing CDC Caddis – 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]