About Skip Morris...


Skip Morris is among the most prolific fly-fishing and fly-tying authors alive—his name is known to anglers around the world.

Skip Morris, Fly Fishing Author Noted fly fishing author and speaker,
Skip Morris

He has written eighteen books on fly fishing and tying, including the established standard beginning fly tier's volume Fly Tying Made Clear and Simple, and The Art of Tying the Bass Fly, Morris & Chan on Fly Fishing Trout Lakes (with lake-fishing guru Brian Chan), Concise Handbook of Fly Tying, and Fly Fisher's Guide to Western River Hatches.

His videos and DVD's range from instruction for tying nymphs, to tying bass flies, to tying and fishing flies for sea-run cutthroat trout.

Skip has published over 250 articles on fly fishing and tying in magazines from Fly Fisherman to American Angler. For three years he was among the hosts of the "Fly-Fish Television Magazine" show.


As a speaker and clinician, Skip is well-known as an entertaining, concise, and knowledgeable presenter, with a sly sense of humor and an easygoing manner that draws in the audience.

Here are just a few of the places in which he has spoken: Los Angeles, Toronto, Michigan, Stockholm, Texas, Edmonton, Alabama.



Here are Skip's latest book releases for 2014 and 2015:


  • Survival Guide for Beginning Fly Anglers (Frank Amato Publications; two DVD's included)

  • The Salmonfly Guide to the Dream Hatch of the West (Stackpole Books; QR codes for extra videos included)

  • Tactics for Trout (Stackpole Books; QR codes for extra videos included)

  • Seasons for Trout (Stackpole Books; QR codes for extra videos included)




Here's a list of Skip's current books:
  • Fly Tying Made Clear and Simple

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  • Fly Tying Made Clear and Simple 2: Advanced Techniques
  • Trout Flies for Rivers: Patterns from the West that Work Everywhere
  • Morris & Chan on Fly Fishing Trout Lakes
  • The Art of Tying the Bass Fly, 2nd edition
  • Fly Fisher's Guide to Western River Hatches
  • Concise Handbook of Fly Tying
  • Learn to Tie Flies
And these are Skip's DVD's:
  • Fly Tying Made Clear and Simple
  • The Art of Tying the Nymph
  • The Art of Tying the Bass Fly
  • Flies for Sea-run Cutthroat Trout









...and Carol Ann Morris

Carol Ann Morris, Photographer and Illustrator Fly fishing photographer, videographer,
and illustrator, Carol Ann Morris




Skip's wife, Carol Ann Morris, is a photographer, videographer, and illustrator (watercolor, pen and ink, pencil) who works with Skip on his books, magazine articles, and instructional videos.


Her photographs and illustrations have appeared separate from Skip's work, in Gray's Sporting Journal, the Yale Angler's Journal, and Fly Fishing & Tying Journal. Carol has presented her power point presentation titled "Fly Fishing Photography 101: How to Capture What You See" at fly clubs and sportsman's shows around the US and Canada.








Skip and Carol live with their black cat Reggie and their little tortie cat Olive, on Washington's lush Olympic Peninsula where the fishing opportunities in rivers, lakes, along the beaches, and out in the open saltwater are varied and abundant.