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

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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

Featured Articles

William Lovelace

"Favorite Flies, Fly Shops, and Rivers"

Mack's Canyon BlueBill Lovelace  writes, "Famous Rivers lend themselves to creating famous or favorite flies", one of the pleasant life experiences that many fly tyers can attest to. In this article, he provides the perfect backdrop for the Favorite Steelhead Flies issue with a nostalgic look at tying steelhead flies and with several traditional examples to show us too. MORE...

Dean Endress

"A Trio of Long Tails from Schaadt"

Dean Endress with a beautiful Dorado!New contributing auth-or, California fly tyer and fly fisherman, Dean Endress, pictured left, writes about Bill Schaadt who was known as "The Legend" and arguably the best steelhead fly fisherman ever in California. Dean writes in this issue about Bill Schaadt and three of his patterns. MORE...

Ard Stetts

FISH ON! - Now What?

Ard with a nice fly-caught chum."Fly casting for salmon does not always mean a double haul cast. 90% of the salmon I catch are within 20 to 30 feet of my pos-ition." ...just a samp-ling of the advice Ard offers to the novice Salmon fly fisherman for hooking, playing and landing the big fish in fresh water. MORE...

This Month's Theme

Alaskan LadyIn this issue, we continue with the Favorite Flies series, this time with flies for Steelhead. Hopefully, you can pick up some fly ideas before you head out this March on Winter Series Skykomish Sunriseyour next Winter Steelhead outing or in some cases use these for Summer-runs.  All of Trey Combs' Winter Series flies are displayed, in addition to featuring a new fly from Ard Stetts. MORE...

Contributing Fly Tyer Series

Roberto Vaņecek Flies

The Witch Roberto Vaņecek is the first South American contributor to Salmonfly.Net and a relative newcomer to fly tying, but his skills belie his experience as you will see.  In this issue, Roberto gives step-by-step photo instructions for tying two of his flies, The Witch and The Emerald Princess. MORE...

Stevie Munn Flies

Foxford Shrimp

In this issue, Irish  fly tyer Stevie Munn, contributes to his collection on Salmonfly.Net with a couple of traditional Irish Doubles. European shrimp patterns have always been good crossover patterns for Steelhead, and these are no exception. MORE...

Young Fisherman

Young Fisherman 

This young fisherman was tying flies at 10 years old, worked for 30 years as  fisheries biologist and earned the honor of Master Fly Tyer. Can you guess who it is? Who is the Mystery Fly Tyer! MORE...


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