Skip's Furry Dragon
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.
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.)
Roger Maves from Ask About Fly Fishing.com Internet Radio interviews Skip about those big bugs, the Salmonflies and Golden Stones.
Click here to listen to Skip's interview with Roger...
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.
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 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.
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.