Dry Flies

KC’s Foam Back 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 12-16 –Buy on Amazon Thread: […]

Blue Winged Olive Pullover – Jerry Criss

From Jerry Criss: 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 […]

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 […]

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 her […]

Longhorn Beetle – Dave McKee

  Dave McKee has helped us with several other fly tying videos. See them here. 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 […]

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 […]

Pink Pookie – Dandy Reiner

Dandy Reiner has helped with many fly tying videos. 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 her […]

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 […]

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 age […]

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 – 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 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 […]

Baetis Wonder Nymph – 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 age […]

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 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 […]

Possum Hair Nymph – Jerry Criss

From Jerry Criss: 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 […]

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 and […]

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 and […]

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 a […]

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 […]

CDC Caddis – 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 […]

The Buzzball – 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 […]

Black Parachute Ant – 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 […]

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 a […]

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 […]