Clear and Simple Fly Tying
Fly Fishing Instruction

Skip Morris Hands-On Fly Tying Clinic:

Saturday, February 2, 2019

Advanced Techniques
for Tying Trout Flies

Woven Dragonfly Nymph Woven Dragonfly Nymph

Pale Morning Dun Parachute Pale Morning Dun Parachute

Want to push your tying skills to a high level, open up a bunch of fascinating new tying possiblilities (and spend a day of fun and discovery tying flies)?

If your answer is yes, here’s your chance.

In this workshop, Skip Morris—author of Fly Tying Made Clear and Simple II, Advanced Techniques; Tying Foam Flies; The Art of Tying the Nymph and several other fly-tying books (and a couple of hundred tying articles in the magazines)—will teach you how to tame those troublesome techniques of trout-fly tying that create so many deadly and intriguing fly patterns: making parachute hackles; spinning and shaping deer hair; using dubbing loops to create durable, shaggy fly bodies and durable splayed insect legs; weaving fly bodies. . . and there’ll be more.

You’ll get a handout with the fly dressings. You’ll also leave with a fly Skip tied.

The techniques you’ll learn in this clinic will serve you for a lifetime of tying great fly patterns.

Number of attendees is limited—call the shop now
to reserve your spot.


DATE: Saturday, February 2, 2019

TIME: 10:30am to 3:30pm (with a half-hour lunch break around 12:30)

COST: $75.00 Pay in advance to reserve your spot.


LEVEL: This clinic requires at least a medium level of tying experience.

PROVIDED: A hand-out with dressings and information on fishing them, all materials except thread. Bring your own tying tools and vise.

  • Peninsula Outfitters

  • 19740 7th Avenue Northeast, Suite 110

  • Poulsbo, WA 98370

  • Phone: (360)394-1599

At the end of the clinic, Skip will present you with a gift:

a fly he tied.

To sign up for Skip's hands-on advanced fly tying clinic for trout at

Peninsula Outfitters, Poulsbo, Washington, click here...


Clear and Simple Fly Tying
Fly Fishing Instruction

Morris & Chan on Fly Fishing Trout Lakes is back!

Morris and Chan on Fly Fishing Trout Lakes

Actually, it's been back in print since November 2017—but after running out of print for two years it's now available again. That's exciting, right?

Skip's been fishing trout lakes since before he was a teenager, and that was a long time ago. Fisheries biologist Brian Chan is a legend for his understanding of trout-lake fishing. He's also a pioneer of Chironomid-fishing, with a floating line, a deep fly, and a strike indicator—the approach that today's sharpest lake fishers use more than any other.

Morris & Chan will teach you Chironomid fishing, the countdown method, trolling, how to time and catch rising trout, how to properly make up rigs of all sorts, all about the insects and other creatures trout eat in lakes and provide the flies that imitate them and those flies' patterns (along with closeup color photos, of course), about seasons and the effects of water temperature, and more, and more, and even more—this book is packed with information.

And that information is organized, so it's easy to absorb and use.

And the book is simply fun to read—clear, straightforward language, written to be enjoyed.

There's even a chapter that takes you out on a lake for a day, shows you how all the concepts and information play out in actual fishing.

You'll learn all about fishing trout lakes in Morris & Chan. And the learning will be fun.

Click here for an inside look at

Morris & Chan on Fly Fishing Trout Lakes, and

to buy your copy...

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: