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Dedicated to tying Classic Trout Flies

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Classic Trout Flies

Trout flies are generally divided into two main categories: dry flies and wet flies. The wet flies category also contains a subcategory called nymphs. To learn a little more about each category, click on one of the following buttons. I tend to focus on the classic patterns from days gone by but also throw in a few modern patterns as well.

Explore Fly Tying

Fly tying is an art that’s been around for hundreds of years. It requires a little skill and some patience to become proficient but it’s not for everyone. I have developed this website to share my knowledge of fly patterns so you can see if it might be for you.

Click on the Fly Dressing button for an amazing description of how to tie a dry fly as written well over 100 years ago by the English pioneer Frederic M.Halford. You can also learn more about the materials I use for tying flies by clicking on the Fly Tying Cards button.

To highlight my classic flies, I make them available in framed fly collections. Depending on the frame size, there are either 8 or 18 flies in a collection. You can see a gallery of my collections by clicking on the “Framed Fly Gallery” button below.

If you would like a completely different fly collection, or perhaps a combination of flies from multiple collections mounted in one frame, then “Custom Fly Tying” is the place for you.

Latest Blog Posts

  • More Jamieson Wool Yarn Colors
    I have added more colors of Jamieson’s wool yarn to my inventory. You can quickly jump to all the wool yarns I have available in the Fly Tying Materials section of my … Read more
  • 2023 Branson Expo – Award-Winning Flies
    The judging for the 2023 Branson Expo Fly Tying Contest is complete and I am humbly able to report that I won three more fly tying awards – Best Wet Fly, Best … Read more
  • 2023 Branson Expo – Fly Tying Contest
    Another day, another fly tying contest. It kind of seems that way anyway. Preparing an entry for each contest division, and tying two flies each definitely takes some time and planning. This … Read more
  • And The Winner Is …
    Me! The judging of the 2023 Sowbug Roundup fly tying contest has been completed and I had the fortune of winning THREE fly tying awards: Best In Show, Best Warm Water Fly, … Read more
  • 2023 Sowbug Roundup – Fly Tying Demonstrator
    Sowbug Roundup is a three day fly tying and fly fishing show that is held in Mountain Home, Arkansas. The next event will be held Mar 23rd, 24th, and 25th, 2023. As I … Read more

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