Nymphs

Green Rockworm Caddis tied by Gordon Cordova on the fly tying vise

Green Rockworm Caddis – Gordon Cordova

RECIPE: Hook: Wetfly hook to size ———– Buy on Amazon Head: Black Transparent bead—– Buy on Amazon Thread: Black ————————– Buy on Amazon Body: Chartreuse Vernille Thorax: Brown dubbing brush —- Buy on Amazon Tools: Nor-vise rotary vise ——————– Buy on Amazon Nor-vise Fine point conversion —- Buy on Amazon […]

Day-2 Midge Pupa – 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 […]

Blood Midge fly pattern on the tying vise

Blood Midge – Gordon Cordova

Gordon Cordova ties up his popular and effective nymph pattern, the Blood Midge. A big thanks to Gordon for taking time to share his pattern and expertise. Recipe: Hook: size 18 curved caddis Head: small petite cross stitching bead Thread: 14/0 Ribbing: extra small red midge wire Wing: antron Thorax: […]

The Veiled Egg fly pattern in a fly tying vise

Veiled Egg – 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 […]

Dave's Emerger fly pattern on the fly tying vise

Dave’s Emerger – Dave McKee

Fly tyer Dave McKee is a native of PA, 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 […]

Fire Bead Scud fly pattern on the fly tying vise

Fire Bead Scud – Dave McKee

A native of PA, 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 the Wind River Range and […]

The Carpet Sow Bug fly pattern rests in the tying vise

Carpet Sowbug – 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 […]

Purple Czech Nymph – 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 scud hook in sizes 14-12 Thread:black uni thread 180 denier Abdomen: synthetic polar bear in purple […]

Dimond Midge – 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: dai-riki 270 in sizes 16-14 Thread: unithread 180 denier in black Tail: crystal flash Rib: gold wire […]

Rainy's Bead Back Scud fly pattern sits in the tying vise

Rainy’s Bead-Back Scud – Jesse Riding

A big thanks to Jesse for sharing this pattern with us. He ties up a tasty nymph pattern and gives some advice on how to use it. From Jesse: Born and raised in Northern Utah. Have tied since I was 8 years old and fished many places and countries, but […]

Damsel Lite – Ben Byng

You can find me hanging around the tier’s row at the west coast fly fishing shows and expos in the early spring. Bass fishing with a fly in the California Delta on hot summer nights for a double digit fish is the current goal. This fly is great for the […]

Kelly Galloup's Callibaetis fly pattern in the tying vise

Callibaetis – 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 […]

Willy’s Laser 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 […]

Sawyer Nymph – 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, […]

Larva Lace Worm – Willy Self

  Unfortunately, Willy passed away a few years ago. We are honored to host just a small party of his legacy of generosity and creativity. 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, […]

Krystalflash Chironomid – Rick Wollum

Rick started flyfishing at the age of six, at an uncle’s cabin in Minnesota for bluegill. Flyfishing quickly became a lifetime pursuit in Colorado, with Rick spending a lot of time fishing Colorado’s South Platte while he attended Denver University. He then started guiding with mentor Steve Herter at Elk […]

Rick’s Rhycophilia – Rick Wollum

Rick started flyfishing at the age of six, at an uncle’s cabin in Minnesota for bluegill. Flyfishing quickly became a lifetime pursuit in Colorado, with Rick spending a lot of time fishing Colorado’s South Platte while he attended Denver University. He then started guiding with mentor Steve Herter at Elk […]

CW's Reverse Puff PMD CDC Emerger closeup on the fly tying vise

CW’s Reverse Puff PMD CDC 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 […]

Delektable™ Mega Prince on the fly tying vise

Delektable™ Mega Prince – 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, […]

The U-Conn Emerger fly pattern on the fly tying vise

U-Conn Emerger

This weeks tier is Howard Cole from Jackson, WY. Howard Cole started fly fishing over 35 years ago and has been tying flies nearly as long. He has tied flies at numerous events including the Federation of Fly Fishermen Conclave and the Eastern Idaho Fly Tying Expo. Some of his […]

The Bread Crust Wet Fly – Doug McKnight

Livingston tier and guide Doug McKnight. Originally from Pensylvania, Doug 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. In this video, Doug ties the Bread Crust Wet Fly, designed as a general trout […]