Clear and Simple Fly Tying
Fly Fishing Instruction

Skip Morris Clinics:

Friday, April 26, 2019
(Fishing for Bass and Panfish PowerPoint Show)

Saturday, April 27, 2019
(Hands-On Fly Tying Clinic for Bass and Panfish)

How to Tie and Fish Flies for Largemouth Bass and Panfish

The Fishes We Fly Fishers Have
Everywhere and Ignore

Bass Fly Bass Bug by Skip Morris

PowerPoint Presentation:
Largemouth Bass and Bluegills on a Fly

Friday, April 26, 2019 (call shop for details)

Washington State is Lake Central—we have lakes all around us—and most of them grow lots of chunky hard-fighting largemouth bass. Our lakes also grow panfishes, such as bluegills and crappies—fun, abundant, scrappy. After the trout in our lakes quiet down in summer's heat, these warm-water-loving species come alive; learn to fish for them and your fishing opportunities blossom.

Hands-On Tying Clinic:
Tying Bass and Panfish Flies with Skip Morris

Saturday, April 27, 2019

Skip Morris (author of The Art of Tying The Bass Fly) will be the instructor-at-your-side helping you tie deadly flies on these overlooked fishes. You'll learn the Dave's Eelworm Streamer, the Predator (a super-popular foam fly for panfish and bass—and trout), and you'll learn to spin deer hair and sculpt it into a bass bug.

Come tie top bass and panfish flies with a bass-and-panfish expert, and then learn how, where, and when to fish those flies for these wonderful sport-fish waiting just down the road.

You'll get a handout with the fly dressings and information on how, when, and where to fish bass and pan-fish flies. You'll also leave with a fly Skip tied.

Skip is the author of 18 fly-fishing books, seven specifically on tying flies, and over 300 articles in the fly-fishing magazines.

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


  • Friday, April 26, 2019 (PowerPoint presentaion on
    fly fishing for bass and panfish)

  • and

  • Saturday, April 27, 2019 (Hands-on tying class on bass and bluegill flies)

  • Friday, April 26, 2019, in the evening. Call the shop for details.

  • Friday, April 27, 2019, 9:00am to 3:00pm.

  • Friday, April 26, 2019.

    Powerpoint show on fly fishing for bass and panfish. $35 (pay in advance to reserve your spot).
  • Saturday, April 27,2019.

    Hands-on fly tying clinic; tying bass and panfish flies. $75.00 (pay in advance to reserve your spot).

REGISTER: call the Avid Angler Fly Shop at (206)362-4030.


PROVIDED: Materials and take-home materials included,
Cookies, drinks, coffee included.

*Lunch break at 1130 am - bring lunch or purchase onsite.

Good restaurants and bar and grill upstairs.

Bring your own tying tools and vise.

  • The Avid Angler

  • 17171 Bothell Way NE #A272

  • Lake Forest Park, WA 98155

  • Local: (206) 362-4030

  • Toll Free: (877) 347-4874

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 fly tying clinic for bass flies at

Avid Anglers, Lake Forest Park (Seattle area), Washington, click here...

The Predator is now available to buy...

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.

Skip Morris's Predator

The Predator

CLICK HERE to learn more about or to purchase the Predator...

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.
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.
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: