Fly Tying Videos

KC's Peacock fly pattern in the tying vise

KC’s Peacock – 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 Midge Hook Thread: 8/0 Uni Black Body: […]

Double Humpy – 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 […]

Purple Akroid fly pattern on the tying vise

Purple Akroid – 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 […]

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

Giant Salmon Fly Nymph – Bob Jacklin

Bob Jacklin (www.jacklinsflyshop.com) 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 a fly casting instructor, and sits on the FFF’s Board of Governors […]

Yellow Sally Emerger fly pattern very close on the vise

Yellow Sally Emerger – Howard Cole

  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 original flies have been published in books like […]

Woven Stonefly – Gary Jones

Gary Jones retired from advertising several years ago and now spends his days tying flies, fishing blue ribbon trout streams just outside of Bozeman, MT. In this pattern, he shows the very interesting yet simple technique for tying a woven stonefly pattern. Want to watch in 4K with NO ADS? […]

The Sasquatch – 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. RECIPE: Hook: 4x-6x […]

Jay's Dun Caddis fly pattern on the fly tying vise

Jay’s Dun Caddis – Jay Buchner

RECIPE Hook: Standard Dry Fly #14-#18 Thread: 6/0 Danville Gray or to match Body Body: 3-4 strands goose wing quill or other wing quill in natural or dyed colors Wing: 2 Rooster or Hen body feathers Hackle: Dun Hackle or to match body or wing color, over size one over […]

Swimming Baitfish – 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, […]

KC's Henryville Special sits in the fly tying vise

KC’s Henryville Special – 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: Thread: Black 6/0 Uni Rib: Grizzly Palmered Body: Kreinik […]

Flav Biot Emerger fly pattern on the tying vise

Unusual Usual Flav Emerger – Howard Cole

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 original flies have been published in books like Emergers […]

CDC Emerger – Wayne Luallen

Wayne has tied most every type of fly he could get his vise clamped onto since 1974. He has demonstrated at numerous local, regional, national, and international events, including National FFF Conclaves since 1980. His work has been published in several magazines and books in the U.S. as well as […]

Quad Bunny – Boots Allen

This pattern is used for Taimen, Lenok, Pike, Browns, and cutties. Boots has specifically used it a lot in Mongolia, Russia, and Kasakhstan. 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 […]

V-wing Mayfly – Wayne Luallen

Wayne has tied most every type of fly he could get his vise clamped onto since 1974. He has demonstrated at numerous local, regional, national, and international events, including National FFF Conclaves since 1980. His work has been published in several magazines and books in the U.S. as well as […]

The Lady Caroline steelhead fly pattern on the fly tying vise

The Lady Caroline – 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 Brown Stonefly fly pattern in the tying vise

KC’s Brown 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 94831 #14 Thread: Brown 8/0 Uni Body: […]

Kispiox Zonker – 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 […]

Green Caddis Rock Worm – Bob Jacklin

Bob Jacklin (www.jacklinsflyshop.com) 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 a fly casting instructor, and sits on the FFF’s Board of Governors […]

Stuck Shuck Midge – Wayne Luallen

Wayne has tied most every type of fly he could get his vise clamped onto since 1974. He has demonstrated at numerous local, regional, national, and international events, including National FFF Conclaves since 1980. His work has been published in several magazines and books in the U.S. as well as […]

The Green Hornet steelhead fly tying pattern on the fly tying vise

Green Hornet – 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 […]

The Carp Pattern fly in the vise pattern

Carp Pattern – Dave McKee

Dave is a writer and outfitter of Dave McKee Flyfishing, LLC out of Bozeman, MT. He specializes in both trout and carp fishing in SW Montana as well as being an Umpqua signature tier. He also writes a weekly outdoors column for the Bozeman Daily Chronicle, and he’s developed his […]

The Black Eye steelhead fly pattern on the vise

The Black Eye – 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 […]

Loop wing March Brown fly pattern on a tying vise

Loop Wing March Brown – Howard Cole

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 original flies have been published in books like Emergers […]

Tara-X – 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 […]

Jacklin’s Western March Brown – Bob Jacklin

Bob Jacklin (www.jacklinsflyshop.com) 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 a fly casting instructor, and sits on the FFF’s Board of Governors […]

Bloom’s Morrison Minnow – Dave Bloom

Dave Bloom ties his favorite streamer pattern. He named it after Jim Morrison due to its psychodelic color scheme. 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 […]

Biggy's Yellow Sally dry fly pattern in the vise

Biggy’s Yellow Sally – Josh Stanish

Josh Stanish is a tyer from Bozeman, MT. Find out more about Josh by going to www.biggiesbugs.blogspot.com 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 when […]

The Downy Dun fly pattern in the fly tying vise

Downy Dun – Josh Stanish

Josh Stanish is a tyer from Bozeman, MT. Find out more about Josh by going to www.biggiesbugs.blogspot.com 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 when […]

Rubber leg twenty incher fly pattern in the fly tying vise

Rubberleg 20 Incher – 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 […]

Bloom’s Parachute Caddis – 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 […]