As a young boy, I’d sit on the stream bank and watch my father fly fish, amazed and elated, each time he plucked the object of pursuit from beneath the liquid mirror. And, like many of us, my introduction to fly tying came in a cardboard box, labeled “Basic Fly Tying Kit” which Santa left under the Christmas tree one year. I was hooked for life!
That was more than four decades ago. Today, as a fly fishing guide and instructor in Colorado, one of my greatest joys is to share what I’ve been privileged to learn from others along the way. I hope you find some value in the fly patterns listed here - fish them with passion and gently release your catch to fight another day.