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

Sep/Oct 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

Featured Article

William Lovelace

"What Can I Say About Blondes"

Platinum Blonde, the Joe Brooks pattern that started it all.In the this issue, the theme is salt water  and Bill Lovelace answers the call with some thoughts  about the popular and versatile Blonde series of flies designed in the1940s by Joe Brooks. Included, of course are several of Bill's favorite Blonde series flies with a couple of his own variations. MORE...

Bob Frandsen

"Salties From Way Down Under "

All Around Flies

Bob Frandsen responded with a request  for  salt water flies with a collection of estuary flies from his native Australia. You'll enjoy his insights and will probably figure out that these flies from "Down  Under" can be adapted to just about any water for any fish. MORE...

Ard Stetts and The Real Skinny

"Fishing With the Bears"

The MealDid you ever look at those photos of bears stalking salmon in those huge  Alaska runs and wonder what it would be like to be up close and personal? In this fascinating article for The Real Skinny, Ard Stetts, describes the experience of fishing up close (but not too close!) to the Brown Bears of Alaska. In Fishing With the Bears, Ard not only relates what is is like being there, but gives practical advice for how fisherman can avoid danger, should they ever be fishing waters  near Alaskan bear country. MORE...

Salmonfly.Net Reviews

Catch Magazine

Catch Magazine Premier Issue CoverIt is hard to believe that this fabulous ezine is free and that you will find it one click away, but it is and you can. In the this issue, we'll give our impression and be treated with a little history about it's origins from one of the co-founders, Brian O'Keefe. MORE...

Contributors to the Fly Tyer Series

Dickson's Lights Out

Dickson's Lights OutDennis Dickson is back with a new tale about  his adventures as a Northwest guide and  one his highly  successful surface flies for summer-run steelhead, Dickson's Lights Out. ...Oh, and  with  instructions to tie it, of course.  MORE...

Contributing Fly Tyer Series

Dr. David Burns Originals

The Robertson Dr. David Burns flies are always a great treat and in this issue he shows us more beautifully tied flies inspired by the Tartan dress of his Scottish ancestors. MORE...

Eric Martin Flies

Oregon Coast Albacore Tuna Flies - Part 2

Al-B-SpecialEric Martin also responded to the call for Salt Water flies, taking up where he left off in the previous issue with a new set of  original patterns for Albacore Tuna MORE...

Clark Lucas Flies

Clark's Silver and Black

It used to be that Clark Lucas's signature Speys and Dees were a regular feature on Salmonfly.Net. As a matter of fact, Clark was the first ever contributing fly tyer back in 1998.  Eleven years later, he still sends occasional contributions, and like the flies of Dr. David Burns, Clark's mentor, they are always a treat to behold. MORE...


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