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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...


Pacific Salmon

Pacific Salmon in the Salt

Jeffrey Wimer displays a beautiful Silver he caught off of the beach on the mouth of the Italio, Alaska. This one was taken on a black marabou pattern with just a bit of green flash and a Claret Schlappen hackle. The concept of fly fishing for Pacific Salmon in the salt has never crossed the mind of many that have the good fortune of living near the ocean bays, and estuaries that salmon inhabit. For years it has been either a mystery or taboo. Finally, though, the documented evidence is mounting that it can be a successful and rewarding experience thanks to outdoorsman and authors like Barry M. Thornton, Ken Hanley, Les Johnson, et al. In this issue, we’ll examine some of the literature, learn about the salmon, and discuss techniques and flies used to catch them. MORE...

Contributors to the Fly Tyer Series

Mike Foster Flies

Mike FosterContributing author and fly tyer Mike Foster, has been a fly fishing instructor, fly shop operator, instructor for Fenwick Fly Fishing Seminars, and writer for various outdoor publications. In addition, several of his original flies have been displayed in the books of Les Johnson, et al. In this issue he relates his experience with fly fishing the salt and shares some of his favorite flies. MORE...



Dennis Dickson Series

The Rolled Muddler

Dennis DicksonGuest author and contributing fly tyer, Dennis Dickson again keeps us in stitches with a story about one of his favorite flies. His series continues in this issue as he gives step-by step instructions for tying a very successful variation of the Pacific Salmon and Sea-Run Cutthroat fly, The Rolled Muddler.MORE...

Fly Tying Stories

Marc's Tidal Strategy

Marc's Tidal StrategySelim Hassan, a member of the book committee that published Alaska Flyfishers, Fly Patterns of Alaska, tells the story of how he met and learned some lessons from Marc Van Hauwaert, the originator of the fly for Kenai Peninsula Pacific Salmon, Marc's Tidal Strategy. MORE...

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