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Special Tying Event with Skip Morris

Tying and Fishing Flies for Trout Lakes

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An Upcoming Fly Tying and PowerPoint Clinic with Skip

(held at The Avid Angler at Lake Forest Park, Washington)

You'll get a handout with the patterns for all the flies you'll tie with Skip along with some other excellent trout-lake flies, and you'll leave with a fly Skip tied himself.

Over the course of the workshop, Skip will tie along with you and come around to help you with any problems you encounter and offer ideas.

Skip, co-author (with Brian Chan) of Morris & Chan on Fly Fishing Trout Lakes and 17 other fly-fishing and fly-tying books, is an easygoing chap who likes to share what he's learned over several decades of tying and fishing, and wants to have fun doing it—this will be an entertaining day. You'll learn to tie some great lake flies—and you'll learn how to fish them.

Skip will show PowerPoint slides of the insect or creature each fly imitates and educate you about its importance, it's hatch time and style, and how, where, and when to imitate it.

A great day of fun and learning with a fly-tying legend. This workshop is limited to only a few attendees, so sign up right away to reserve your spot.

Fly Tying Clinic Details

  • Date: October 6, 2018

  • Time: 9am to 3pm

  • Cost: $125 (maximum 8 attendees)

  • Venue:

    The Avid Angler Fly Shop
    17171 Bothell Way NE #A27
    Lake Forest Park, WA 98155
    Local: (206) 362-4030
    Toll Free: (877) 347-4874

  • email:

Email to hold your spot, or call the shop.

Materials and take-home materials, cookies, drinks, coffee included.

*Lunch break at 11:30 am - bring lunch or purchase on-site.

(Good restaurants and bar and grill upstairs.)

Click here to get more information
on Skip's class at The Avid Angler in
Lake Forest Park, Washington...



Skip Morris
On-Line Radio Interviews


Ask About Fly Internet Radio:

Skip Morris on Salmonflies and Golden Stones

Roger Maves from Ask About Fly Internet Radio interviews Skip about those big bugs, the Salmonflies and Golden Stones.

Click here to listen to Skip's interview with Roger...


Wet Fly Swing:

Skip Muses on 50 Years of Fly Fishing the West

Dave Stewart from Wet Fly Swing interviews Skip about his career, his fascination with fly fishing, and how it all started.

Included is a hair-raising story involving a huge grizzly bear and another about finding himself amongst an unexpected pod of whales in Alaska.

Click here to listen to Skip's interview with Dave...


Welcome! We're glad you're here...

Fly tying and fly fishing are equal parts fun, art, information, and fascination. Whatever tips and lessons Skip has learned at the vise or by the stream, you'll find them here.

So...Who are We?

We are Skip Morris, the down-to-earth author of eighteen books on tying flies and fly fishing (including the best-selling beginner's book, Fly Tying Made Clear and Simple), and Carol Ann Morris, whose artful photography and detailed watercolors have been published in major fly fishing magazines (ie, Gray's Sporting Journal, Fly Fishing & Tying Journal, Yale Angler's Journal, and others), and also in Skip's books and articles.

We're a husband-and-wife team who've been fishing together for over twenty years, and we love sharing our passion for fly fishing. We'll provide you with clear and simple instruction to make your journey into this sport fun and informative.

The Creative Art of Tying Flies

If you want to learn how to tie the Turck Tarantula, you'll find instructions here. The Miracle Midge? It's here too. So are the Articulated Leech and the Hackled Skip Nymph.

All are effective, intriguing flies, and there are many more.

Every tying step is explained with clear and simple instruction through detailed text and up-close-and-personal photographs, and that makes tying these flies easy to learn.

An Insider's Tips for Taking Fish on a Fly

There is also instruction on how to use big attractor flies to motivate large trout to strike, how to catch salmon off of Washington's wild coast, and how to work chironomid-pupa imitations deep in a lake where big trout live.

There are many other techniques we'll share based on our experience on the water, and these tips will help you hook more fish and have more fun doing it.

Get an inside look at the secrets of this amazing sport, and find out more about the intriguing world of fly tying and fly fishing.

The information offered here gives you the chance to learn new skills and
enjoy yourself as you go.

Fly Fishing and Tying Article Libraries

The fly fishing and tying article links below (and in the left-hand navigation column) will take you to previously-published magazine articles (most of them written by Skip, and a few written by Carol).

These informational pieces span 25 years.

Some are filled with the fundamentals of tying and fishing techniques that remain vital to this day. Others contain cutting-edge fishing strategies or outline clear and simple tying instructions for many of today's most popular flies.

Skip's books, flies, lessons, ezine (now published in a
two-book volume), and more....

Other links take you to information about Skip's books, fly designs, fly tying lessons, talks and presentations, and the on-line magazine HookedNow (now published as two books by Stackpole, November 2014), that he contributed to (along with fellow fly-fishing writers Dave Hughes and Rick Hafele).

So...are you ready to get started?

Find a quiet corner, settle into your favorite chair, and join us...

Do You Need a Speaker for
Your Club Meeting, Banquet, or Show?

Would you like to contact Skip or Carol to do a talk for your

club meeting, conference, banquet, conclave, or sportsman's show?

Contact us here...

For a list of Skip's Programs, click here:

Skip's PowerPoint Programs...

For a list of Skip's fly tying clinics, click here:

Skip's Fly Tying Clinics...

Carol gives a 50-minute presentation on photography called

"Fly Fishing Photography 101: How to Capture What You See."

She'll provide more details on request.

Use the "Contact Us" form, or the "Contact us here" link above to get in touch with
Carol about her talk.

Table of Contents

Fly Tying Articles by Skip Morris
A diverse collection of fly tying articles written by fly fishing author and speaker, Skip Morris.
Skip Morris Fly Tying Blog
Skip Morris Fly Tying Blog keeps you up-to-date with all the additions and changes to the website. Subscribe here.
Fly Fishing Articles by Skip Morris
A collection of fly fishing articles that author Skip Morris has published with the major fly-fishing magazines over the past 20-some years.
Skip Morris Presentations: Fly-Fishing & Tying Talks and Clinics
Skip Morris Presentations: Master tier Skip Morris offers a variety of talks and clinics on fly fishing and fly tying that have been popular at fly fishing clubs and shows around the world.
Skip Morris, Fly Fishing Author and Speaker
Who is Skip Morris? He is a fly fishing author and expert fly tier who has published over 250 articles and eighteen books on fly tying and fly fishing.
Personal Appearances and Speaking Engagements
Skip Morris, fly fishing author and speaker, makes personal appearances to perform fly tying clinics, fly tying demonstrations, and fly fishing slide shows throughout the year. Here's his current schedule.
Contact Us
Contact us if you are interested in having noted fly fishing authority Skip Morris speak at your club, fly shop, or fly fishing event.
Skip Morris Flies
Skip Morris flies are designed by master fly tier and author, Skip Morris. After rigorous testing, each of his finished fly designs are tough, swim/shimmy or float as designed, and fish love them.
Fly Tying Lessons with Skip Morris
Fly tying lessons with master fly tier and instructor, Skip Morris. Skip is offering one-on-one one-hour fly tying lessons with individuals up to groups of four.
Fly Fishing ENewsletter called HookedNow is now Two Books!
Dave Hughes, Skip Morris, and Rick Hafele have put together a fly fishing enewletter (called HookedNow) designed to help you improve your fly fishing skills whether you are new to fly fishing or an old timer. As of November 2014, Stackpole Books has published this collection of articles as two books...Tactics for Trout and Seasons for Trout.
Fly Fishing Photo Essays
Fly fishing photo essays by professional fly fisher and author Skip Morris and his wife, photographer Carol Ann Morris. These essays document fly fishing adventures these two avid fly fishers have taken over the last twenty years.
Skip Morris DVDs
Skip Morris DVDs...master fly tier and fly fishing author Skip Morris has a variety of DVDs available that explore the world of fly tying and fly fishing. For both the beginner and experienced angler and fly tier.
Skip Morris Blarticles
Skip Morris Blarticles. Written by well-known fly fishing author Skip Morris, he has put into prose his reflections, off-the-cuff impressions, thoughts, experiences, and suggestions for fly-fishing success based on his fifty-plus years of experience chasing trout, bass, and many other species with a fly.

Check out Carol's Etsy store, CarolAMorrisFlyFish for original gifts for the fly fisher: