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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

  • Wool Yarn for Fly Tying (Update)
    I’ve expanded my wool yarn product line a little and here are the updates. You can find all the wool yarns I now have available in the Fly Tying Materials section of […]
  • 2022 Sowbug Roundup Fly Tying Awards
    The 2022 Sowbug Roundup has come to a close and I can happily and humbly announce that I was the winner of two categories of the Fly Tying Contest. All the winners […]
  • Wool Yarn for Fly Tying
    I have some fly patterns that call for wool yarn in the material list. However, it seems that many online fly shops carry a rather limited selection of colors or else don’t […]
  • Watermarks
    If you’re familiar with my website you will know that I post quite a bit of information on fly tying. However, another part of my website is an online store where I […]
  • Fly Dressing (Update)
    An English old-timer named Frederic Halford literally wrote the book on tying dry flies back in 1886 – yeah, published 136 years ago – in his book titled Floating Flies and How […]

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