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Salmonfly.Net Salmon and Steelhead Fly Tying Guide  In Memory of Scotty Howell In Memory of Yuri Shumakov

Jan/Feb Issue

Salmonfly.Net Salmon and Steelhead Fly Tying Guide

Fly Tying

Basic Tying Instructions

Anatomy of a Fly

Salmon and Steelhead Hooks

Fly Tying Tools

Materials Glossary

Fly Patterns

Fly Search

Match Flies to Species

Contributing Tyers

Show Your Flies Here

More Information 

Steelhead Facts

Pacific Salmon Facts

Tips and Techniques


Site Map




Photo Gallery

Dennis Dickson Series

"Confessions of a Fishing Guide: The Bunny Intruder"

Big-Shouldered Queets River SteelheadSalmonfly.Net is happy to have Northwest guide and contributing author Dennis Dickson as a guest again.  This issue he presents another story and a set of fly tying instructions along with his uniquet perspective about tying flies. Find out a little about one of his favorite Steelhead rivers and tying instructions for the Bunny Intruder. MORE...

Contributors to the Fly Tyer Series

"Tube Flies on a Tube Steak Budget"

Hot Orange Arctic Tube FlyHave you heard or read good things about tube flies and have wanted to learn to tie them? Have you thought about it,  but didn't think you could afford the new equipment? In this issue Bill Lovelace shows us how we can tie them without a lot of expense.  Of course he always has  several of his own fly patterns to show as well. MORE...

This Month's Theme

Bunny Winged Salmon LeechPicking up where we left off in the last issue, we continue with the Favorite Flies series, this time with new flies for Chum Salmon. The "dogs" are running late in some parts of Washington, even into January, so if you are fly-fishing for them now, perhaps you would like to try a few of these. If not now, then you can always come back to the archives next year for some ideas for flies to tie and put in your box. MORE...

Ard Stetts and the Real Skinny

"A Late Autumn Day in Alaska"

Alaskan Bald EagleArd Stetts  makes you long to join him "during a time when you can find solitude on almost any creek or river" and when "the presence of Eagles hints that the trout are dropping down the creeks in preparation of the coming winter freeze". Read this nostalgic look at an Autumn past in Alaska...and a new original collection of flies to go with it. MORE...

The Flies of Dr. Davis Burns

"My 'go to' Box for Steelhead"

Go To BoxIn the last  issue,  we casually mentioned that Dr. David Burns  ties and uses Classic Atlantic Salmon flies for steelhead fishing and is successful with them. In the next issue, he clarifies this for us and  shares the humorous story of his quest for Steelhead using Ephemera's old mixed wing No. 1 for the river Tweed.  Always included, of course, are his incredible collection of flies on Salmonfly.Net. MORE...


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