Fly Tying Videos

The Adams – Bob Jacklin

  This pattern was pulled from one of three upcoming DVDs from Bob. In this DVD he discusses the history of 6 classic patterns as well as demonstrating how to tie these famous patterns using available materials. Check out our Video Store for availability! Bob Jacklin (www.jacklinsflyshop.com) has been a […]

Zig-Zag Multi fly tying pattern by Branden Tueller in the fly tying vise

Zig-Zag Multi – Branden Teuller

From Branden My name is Branden Tueller and I currently reside in the beautiful Wood River Valley (Sun Valley, Idaho). I have been tying flies for about 15 years, and have been a demonstration tyer at the East Idaho Fly Tying andFishing Expo for the past 4 years. I am […]

The Nigh Dancer steelhead fly in a tying vise

The Night Dancer – Kenly Bitton

  Kenly was born on the Snake River in Swan Valley, ID and has fly fished for the past 50 years and tied flies for the past 30 years. His favorite species by far is the mighty Steelhead! Recipe: Hook: Alec Jackson #5 Thread: Black Tail: Red Pheasant Crest Body: […]

The Skating Crane 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. Recipe: Hook: Size 8 Daiichi 1750 Thread: Brown 6/0 Uni-thread Body: Tan or brown horse […]

The Belizable Fly in a vise

Belizeable – Charles Barton

From Charles: I have been tying stuff onto hooks for a long time. It began with poppers and jig heads, which served the fishing I was taught to do by my father. By the age of twelve I was approaching burn out from fishing the warm water mud pit impoundments […]

The Blue Peacock fly pattern in a tying vise

The Peacock Blue – Kenly Bitton

Kenly was born on the Snake River in Swan Valley, ID and has fly fished for the past 50 years and tied flies for the past 30 years. His favorite species by far is the might Steelhead! Recipe: Hook: Alec Jackson #5 Thread: Black Body: Silver Doctor Blue Crystal Chenille […]

Orange Hourhouse – Rockey Maley

Thanks to Rocky Maley for this pattern. It serves not only for its beauty but in catching steelhead and Atlantic salmon. Until relatively recently Rocky was a inveterate cowboy. A few years ago an injury sidelined him and he eventually found his way to fly tying to pass the time. […]

L2HF Hi-Vis 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 fly […]

Brown Drake 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 […]

Wollum Worm – 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 […]

Pig Pen Leech – Doug McKnight

Livingston tier and guide Doug McKnight hails originally from Pennsylvania, 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. We would also like to thank the Federation of Fly Fishers for allowing us […]

L2HF Harey Yellow Stone – 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 […]

Monkey Mouse – 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 […]

Conehead Pinecone streamer by Charles Barton

The Pinecone – Charles Barton

From Charles: I have been tying stuff onto hooks for a long time. It began with poppers and jig heads, which served the fishing I was taught to do by my father. By the age of twelve I was approaching burn out from fishing the warm water mud pit impoundments […]

Thunder multi fly tying in vise in close up shot from this fly tying video

Thunder Multi- Branden Tueller

From Branden My name is Branden Tueller and I currently reside in the beautiful Wood River Valley (Sun Valley, Idaho). I have been tying flies for about 15 years, and have been a demonstration tyer at the East Idaho Fly Tying & Fishing Expo for the past 4 years. I […]

The Golden Purple fly pattern in the vise

Golden Purple – Kenly Bitton

  Kenly was born on the Snake River in Swan Valley, ID and has fly fished for the past 50 years and tied flies for the past 30 years. His favorite species by far is the mighty Steelhead! Recipe: Hook: Alec Jackson #5 Thread: Black Tail: Golden Pheasant Crest Body: […]

Universal Spey fly in the vise by Charles Barton

The Universal Spey – Charles Barton

From Charles: I have been tying stuff onto hooks for a long time. It began with poppers and jig heads, which served the fishing I was taught to do by my father. By the age of twelve I was approaching burn out from fishing the warm water mud pit impoundments […]

The Gurgler salt water fly pattern on the fly tying vise

Gurgler – James Warren

James Warren has been tying commercially since he was 12 years old. He has guided for 9 years and fished all over the world. Recipe: Hook: Stainless Steel 1/0 Thread: Gray 3/0 Tail: Equal parts white and gray Ice Fur or similar product (ep fibers, fishhair, ect). Tie in with […]

The Rasta Puff saltwater fly pattern on a fly tying vise

Rasta Puff – Doug McKnight

Doug puts the weight on in this heavy multi purpose fly. 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. Doug McKnight currently […]

The Tasty Toad saltwater fly sits in the fly tying vise

Tasty Toad – James Warren

James Warren has been tying commercially since he was 12 years old. He has guided for 9 years and fished all over the world. The Tasty Toad is a great saltwater flats pattern invented by a guy named Harry Spear. It is a great permit pattern, a bonefish fly patterns […]

Slingblade Spoonfly – Doug McKnight

Doug puts the weight on in this heave multi purpose fly. Livingston tier and guide Doug McKnight hails originally from Pennsylvania, but now lives in Livingston, MT. Doug began tying flies at age 9 under his father’s instruction along with a few instructional books. In 2003, Umpqua Feather Merchants signed […]

Biggies IC Crayfish pattern in the fly tying vise

Biggie’s IC Crayfish – Josh Stanish

  Josh Stanish is a tyer from Bozeman, MT. Find out more about Josh by going to Biggie’s Bugs 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 when his […]

Clouser Minnow fly pattern sits in the tying vise

Clouser Minnow – James Warren

  James Warren has been tying commercially since he was 12 years old. He has guided for 9 years and fished all over the world. Recipe: Hook: Any streamer hook. Stainless steel for saltwater. Thread: Fine mono Eyes: Lead or dumbbell eyes to match fishing conditions and water depth. Use […]

The Corn Fed Prince Nymph sits in the fly tying vise

Corn Fed Prince 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 […]

Winter Spey Fly on fly tying vise

Winter Spey – Dave Tucker

According to his mother, Dave began fishing with an actual fly while backpacking in Idaho’s Sawtooth Mountains. Such trips were an inspiration for Dave. Returning home, he would scrounge materials and begin tying. This teenage hobby continued after high school as Dave perfected his famous patterns. Teaming with Ken McGee […]

KC's Stonefly pattern in the vise

KC’s Stonefly – 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 Curved Nymph Thread: Uni 6/0 color to […]

Tube-Truder – Shannon McCormick

This week’s tier is Shannon McCormick, International Travel Manager for Westbank Anglers in Jackson Hole, WY ( 307.733.6483). Shannon began guiding on the Henry’s Fork, Madison & Snake Rivers, as well as the Yellowstone National Park waters in 1994. At the same time, he began fishing for steelhead on the […]

Crimp – Doug McKnight

Doug puts the weight on in this heave multi purpose fly. 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 […]

Frisky Fly nymph pattern on the fly tying vise

Frisky Fly – Jay Buchner

RECIPE Hook: Mustad 1x 3906b #12-#18 (any nymph type hook will work) Bead: Gold to match hook size Weight: 4 or 5 turns of lead wire to secure bead Thread: 6/0 Danville prewaxed coffee or beige Tail: Guard hair from Hare’s mask or fox squirrel (optional: Two strands of pearl […]

Jay Daves Hopper fly tying pattern in the vise

Jay Dave’s Hopper – Jay Buchner

  In this fly tying pattern, US Fly Fishing Team Member Jay Buchner demonstrates just how to tie knots in feathers to create hopper legs. RECIPE Hook: Mustad 9671, Dai Riki 280 Thread: 3/0 mono to match body color Tail: Dyed red Elk Body: Polypropolene Yarn Hackle: Brown or badger […]