I am a fly tier 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 in the late Andre’ Puyan’s who with great patience and humor cleaned up my tying by teaching me the classic techniques of the fly tiers craft. Andre’ believed that with great technique there is not a fly that you couldn’t tye. It is the way and how I teach today in my own classes.
I demonstrate at the most of the tier conclaves and The Fly Fishing Shows in the Western US. I teach and do demos at the local Orvis store, as well as coordinate a winter fly tying series for the Central Oregon Fishers for which I am a member. In “2009”, I received the Stan Walters Memorial Fly Tier of Year award from, the Oregon Council of the Federation of Fly Fishers. I am humbled to be in the same class as the past winners of this great award, and I will continue to teach and pass on the fly tying craft for that is the only way it can live on.
- Hook: Klinkhamer #16-#20 or lt wire scud #16-#14
- Thread: Rusty dun or Tan
- Tailing Shuck: Antron or poly, 8-10 strands cream or white
- Body: Danville stretch nylon
- Rib: Fine Silver wire
- Wing: Deer Hair (fine)
- Hackle: Fire or Grizzly
Watch Jerry Criss’s other patterns or select from the one’s below
Green Drake Extended Body – Jerry Criss
Beadhead Callibaetis – Jerry Criss
Damsel Nymph – Jerry Criss
TLF Steelhead Magic – Jerry Criss
TLF BWO Soft Hackle – Jerry Criss
Partridge and Green – Jerry Criss
Blue Winged Olive Pullover – Jerry Criss
Classic Irish Mayfly – Jerry Criss
Possum Hair Nymph – Jerry Criss
The Bleeding Minnow – Jerry Criss
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