Dry Flies

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 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 […]

Black Parachute Ant – 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 […]

The Grumpy Frumpy fly pattern in the vise

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 […]

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 […]

Goddard Caddis – 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, […]

Cicada (Indicator Fly) – 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, […]

Rusty Flying Ant – 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 […]

Sweetgrass Hopper – 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 […]

Green Drake – Bob Jacklin

This pattern was pulled from Bob Jacklin’s Yellowstone Patterns a just released film available Bob Jacklin: Classic Flies and Their Stories and also available as HD Downloads). In this DVD Bob talks about and demonstrates his favorite patterns for the Yellowstone region in which he has made his living for […]

Simple CDC Dubbed fly pattern in the tying vise

Simple CDC Dubbed – Marc Petitjean

From Marc: I learned to fly fish like the kids in the great movie “A River Runs Through It”: Nearly 35 years ago – when I was a seven year old boy – my grandfather took me fishing for the first time . In France where we lived. I was […]

The Flash Midge Emerger fly pattern on the vise

Flash Midge Emerger – Chris Williams

From Chris: With regards to fly tying and fishing, I have done both since I was 9-years-old. Even with my rather limited math skills, I believe that translates to 40 years experience. Although I do fish and tie nymphs, my true passion is for dry fly-fishing, especially of the very […]

Lil' Spanker fly pattern on the vise in the fly tying videos

Delektable™ Lil’ Spanker Red

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 fishing eventually led him far from New York, to Montana, Idaho, […]

Honeymoon Dick Parachute – 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 […]

The Ant Acid fly pattern by Kelly Galloup in the tying vise

Ant Acid – 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 […]

Delektable™ CDC Elk Hair Caddis on the fly tying vise

Delektable™ CDC Elk Hair Caddis – Dan Delekta

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 fishing eventually led him far from New York, to Montana, Idaho, […]

L2HF Slimflash Damsel – 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 […]

The Butch Caddis fly pattern in the tying vise

Butch Caddis – 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 and […]

Biggies Bunny Dun sits in the jaws of a fly tying vise

Bunny Dun – 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 […]

The Chubby Chernobyl fly pattern in the fly tying vise

Chubby Chernobyl – Josh Stanish

  Josh Stanish is a fly 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 […]

Bob Jacklin at a fly tying desk and a closeup shot of Jacklin's Giant Salmon Fly on a vise

Jacklin’s Giant Salmon Fly – Bob Jacklin

This weeks fly is another one by Bob Jacklin of West Yellowstone, MT. Bob Jacklin 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 as […]

The Grey Wulff – Bob Jacklin

This week renown fly tyer Bob Jacklin joins us to show his rendition of Lee Wulff’s classic Grey Wulff pattern. Bob Jacklin 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 […]