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

Salmonfly.Net Salmon and Steelhead Fly Tying Guide

September-August 2008

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

More Information 

Fly Tying For All.Com

Steelhead Facts

Pacific Salmon Facts

Tips and Techniques


Site Map




Photo Gallery

About Salmonfly.Net

Salmonfly.Net is a free internet magazine which got it start in 1998 as a site for Salmon and Steelhead fly tyers to get some instructions for tying flies and to find lots of patterns. The style and format has changed many times over the years but the content has remained much the same. MORE...

Summer Steelhead

Summer Steelhead Fly Fishing

Albuquerque, New Mexico fly fisherman Don Sanchez is into a summer-run steelhead during his 2003 trip to the Grande Rhonde in Washington.Just about every fly fisherman has dreamed at one time or another about taking summer steelhead on a fly, but not all get a chance to live that dream. In this issue we'll learn a little about the fish, the rivers, and the flies. MORE...

Dr. David Burns on Summer Steelhead

Dr. David Burns fly fishing the Secesh River Dr. David Burns is a Master Fly Tyer and has been a Forest Fisheries Biologist for the Payette National Forest stationed in McCall, Idaho for the past 30 years. He weighs in with his unque perspective in a short article about summer-runs and the flies. We'll also take a peak inside his fly box see some of his new fly submissions. MORE...


Dennis Dickson Series

Dickson's Crystal Caddis

Summer Steelhead taken with the Dickson's Crystal CaddisGuest author and contributing fly tyer, Dennis Dickson continues his series about flies that have been highly successful for his guides, telling one of his typically amusing anecdotes followed by step-by step instructions for tying his favorite surface fly for summer steelhead, the Crystal Caddis. MORE...

Contributors to the Fly Tyer Series

William Lovelace Flies

Bill Lovelace at Albany expositionOregon contributing fly tyer, Willam Lovelace is near some of the best summer steelhead water in the country and knows what flies they like. In this issue, we'll see more flies for summer steelhead from his vice, adding to his already prolific contributions to this site. MORE...

The Flies of Clark Lucas

Clark Lucas with a fish from the South Fork Salmon RiverIdaho contributing fly tyer, Clark Lucas, whose signature spey flies have graced these pages since 1999, was mentored by Dr. David Burns. In this issue we will hear about some of Clark's favorite flies and fly tackle for summer runs while visiting his updated spey fly pages. MORE.

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