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.
We are Skip Morris, the down-to-earth author of twenty-one 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 Fisherman, 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 five 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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
Would you like to contact Skip or Carol to do a talk for your
club meeting, conference, banquet, conclave, or sportsman's show?
For a list of Skip's Programs, click here:
For a list of Skip's fly tying clinics, click here:
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.
Check out Carol's Etsy store, CarolAMorrisFlyFish for original gifts for the fly fisher:
Skip's ultra-popular Predator—a hit fly for bluegills and other panfishes and largemouth bass (also catches smallmouth bass and trout)—is being tied commercially by the Solitude Fly Company.